Earlier this year LA band Girlpool put out 'Picturesong', a collaboration with Blood Orange that we hoped meant there was soon to be more on the horizon. They then went quiet for 8 months, but are now back with a super double bill of new tracks called 'Lucy's' and 'Where You Sink'. Each of Girlpool's core duo of Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker wrote one of the new tracks, and I'll leave it to them to individually introduce them.

Of 'Lucy's' Tucker says: "This song responds to stubborn feelings from a past relationship. I wrote 'Lucy's' a couple of years ago to sort through some droning thoughts about hope, distraction and love. 'I swear I'll be alright/although (you) are in the sky,' continues to resonate. These lyrics distinguish a time when my partner would check out from our relationship. I reassured myself that even when they were not present, and I was, that I would be alright. I was hopeful that my partner would find resolve from their struggles, which stifled their capacity to provide the kind of care and attention that I needed. I practiced nurture, and I hoped that they would find the ambition that I saw in them."

While about 'Where You Sink', Tividad tells us "Where You Sink' explores our fixations on characters in our lives and the projections we create. It explores our natural human desire to be made special by another. I wrote it when I found myself looking at one person from various angles (emotionally); I found them to be beautiful in toxic but charismatic ways. It's about loving someone who you don't really have the chance to get to know fully because their time is spent trying to get out of their head, further from reality. It explores the complications of trying to get close to someone who ultimately wants to be far from themselves."

Listen to both tracks below or on your preferred DSP.

Hopefully there'll be some news about Girlpool's third album in the very near future - we'll be sure to keep you posted. If you're in the States then perhaps you'll get a glimpse of what's to come as they tour over the coming weeks:

10/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
10/24 - Greenfield, MA @ Hawks + Reed *
10/25 - Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre *
10/26 - Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theater *
10/27 - Toronto, ON @ Rec Room *
10/28 - Detroit, MI @ El Club *
10/30 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
10/31 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College *
11/1 - St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room *
11/2 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
11/3 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Hell Stage *
11/4 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
11/5 - College Park, MD @ Milkboy Arthouse *
11/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

* w/ Porches