Girlpool, “Jane”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 09.11.14 in Listen to This

“Girls and boys, if you are listening/ don’t ever feel imprisoned/ feelin’ like your mouth is glued tight shut,” sing Girlpool in their empowering new track “Jane.” In this track from their forthcoming EP on Wichita Recordings, the L.A.-based duo of teenagers Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad advocate for shutting down the super-alpha dudes who dominate conversations and don’t let anyone else get a word in. It tells the story of Tommy, who “usually did the talkin’” and the title character, who usually kept quiet until she “shoved her fist in Tommy’s mouth.” (Ouch! But it sounds like he deserved it.) With a simple bass line, wonky guitar and chanted vocals, with a few freeing shrieks between verses, the song’s minimalism is effective in making sure their words are clear.