Like many a great band, Miss Grit was born out of a dorm room. The brainchild of New York University student Margaret Sohn, Miss Grit is a thrilling new project that takes its cues from a bevy of indie heavy-hitters and turns it all into something all the more exciting. On her new single 'Talk Talk,' which also happens to be the title track of her upcoming debut EP, Sohn keys into both a sound and state of mind that will make her one to watch in the new year.

A looping synth, some light piano and drums and Sohn's voice are all that welcome the listener on 'Talk Talk.' But as the song builds, more pieces layer atop one another, including some skittering guitar and a surprisingly lithe bassline. The result is a cathartic listening experience. For me personally, I had been dealing with some serious anxiety in the days leading up to hearing 'Talk Talk' and the song just melted that all away. And, according to Miss Grit, that is sort of the point.

"'Talk Talk' is about social anxiety basically," explains Sohn. "I wrote this song back in January 2018, and coproduced it with my friend and bandmate, Charles Mueller, who also engineered and mixed this track. The instrumental drive and effects used on it were largely inspired by St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, and LCD Soundsystem."

New Yorkers can check out Miss Grit in Brooklyn on Saturday. For all the rest, be sure to stream 'Talk Talk' up above and then check out Miss Grit's debut EP, also titled Talk Talk, when it drops on January 11.

  • 08 December - Pine Box Rock Shop; Brooklyn, NY