You And I

by Steve

Margaret Glaspy has released something pretty special.

There is a glorious fuzzy swagger about this. Scuzzy guitar. Sentiment stripped of sentimentality. Doesn’t outstay its welcome. Two and half minutes is probably the optimum running time for a single. It is easy to forget about singles, or at least think they are redundant. But this sounds like a single. It demands my attention every time it is played on the radio. That fuzziness, scuzziness, the distortion, is just perfect for radio play. No need for ridiculous high-end sonics. Something kind of honest about something like this. Or perhaps it is just some kind of referred nostalgia for when every single sounded like this, although of course that time never really existed. But it did in my head. Margaret Glaspy has produced something confident, immediate, the sort of song I just want to play again rather than go away and dive into some Google rabbit hole. The sort of song I’d want on vinyl, if I didn’t suspect I was just making a pose. But I’d probably buy it on vinyl anyway, if I could find a record store. I’m off to play this again. All great singles should be played over and over.

Margaret Glaspy has released something pretty special.

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