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The French Girls – Everything, Now
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The above question is sung at the end of the last track “Alpinist” off The French Girl’s new E.P. Everything, Now. While listening to this track I kept thinking what if this has a double meaning? The French Girls are definitely doing something Right not Wrong. We featured their track “Honest Man” off their Beaches E.P. in IMR’s May Indie Overdose and we decided to give them more in depth coverage.
Everything, Now was just released this month and it’s a short three song E.P., but it shows off their guitar skills, their silky voices and from beginning to end it’s a treat to listen to. Hopefully we’ll pick another song off it for a future Overdose.
Perhaps we’ll pick “Alpinist.” Listeners with headphones will hear the music fade from their right ear to the left and they will hear the above question being asked. The guitars play a harmony and a melody sometimes one after the other and sometimes at the same time. The melody is very catchy and listeners may whistle along within a few listens.
The French Girls aren’t actually girls, they are actually made up of Conner Munson (Guitar/Lead Vocals/Percussion) and Connor Pollard (Lead Guitar/Back-Up Vocals) from Riverside, California.
In the first song, “Fragments” Munson and Pollard play a bass guitar and electric guitar rift that is extremely repetitive, but gives the song a groove. In the middle of the song their is an instrumental section where the drums fade out and the music sounds delicate almost like it’s the dream sequence in the middle of the song. When Munson sings it’s as if there’s an echo in the background. The title of the song is perfect, because the song is broken into different fragments of music and singing.
I was younger,
I had a hunger for those who could do anything to me,
So I tried to fight the fight,
To see your eyes,
To hide the light,
To fight the fight.
Are we here alone again,
But it’s alright I’m used to it,
Are we here alone again,
It’s alright I’m used to it.
“Friend of Mine” starts out with an instrumental jam of guitars and drums and it will cause instant toe tapping. The above lyrics are about a friend of his and music sounds happy go lucky, but his lyrics sound as if this friend is more than a friend, perhaps a love interest.
Throughout Everything, Now and their previous two albums listeners really get a feel for The French Girls’ sound. Munson and Pollard make the album sound as if an entire group of people are playing the album, but it’s just two friends doing what they do best creating music together.
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
Album Name: Everything, Now
Date Released: July, 2012
Genre(s): Indie Folk/Rock
Location: Riverside, California
Band Members: Conner Munson (Guitar/Lead Vocals/Percussion) and Connor Pollard (Lead Guitar/Back-Up Vocals)
Sound Cloud: http://soundcloud.com/thefrenchgirls/sets/everythingnow
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