Atlanta-based girlpuppy has shared the charming tennis based video for ‘Miniature Furniture’, the second single taken from her debut EP Swan due 20th August via Royal Mountain Records.
‘Miniature Furniture’ is a gorgeously drawn shimmering song with a hook-laden melody and strumming Americana flecked textures. “you’re crying in public and I don’t know what to do/And you’re promising me that you’ll get better soon,” sighs Harvey with the lovelorn wistfulness of someone who has just been through a breakup and is trying to hold onto moments of hope and joy.
A toe-tapping road track for the forlorn, that showcases Harvey’s ability to turn heartbreak into a melodic gem. She says it touches on “a culmination of experiences from a summer where I was travelling back and forth to Chicago and Pasadena all whilst coping with a difficult breakup.”
She continues, “I was having a really tough time dealing with the breakup, but instead of addressing the feelings I was experiencing, I distracted myself with travel and spent time with friends. I always find myself trying to hide from confronting my emotions head-on by doing things to keep myself from thinking about how sad I am. This upbeat song really embodies the fleeting feelings of happiness while also being so depressed.
I associate great memories with this song because I wrote it with two of my friends Grace Repasky and Maggie Geeslin (of Lunar Vacation) and it was such a fun experience. The miniature furniture title is a reference to an exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago that I visited during that summer.”
Becca Harvey was working as a cashier at an East Atlanta bakery when the coronavirus pandemic forced her out of work. With an abundance of idle time, she set about finishing the music she had begun writing under the moniker girlpuppy a year earlier, and by the middle of May, For You — a breezy, soft-focus love song she wrote with her multi-instrumentalist boyfriend — found its way onto playlists and into the ears of thousands of listeners.
It didn’t take long for Harvey, only a few months shy of 22, to follow up on her success. A breakup shortly after For You’s release unleashed a font of new music: songs aided by production from Marshall Vore, a close friend of Harvey’s and collaborator of Phoebe Bridgers. The new music, written during one whirlwind pandemic will make up Harvey’s forthcoming EP, titled Swan.
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