Earbuddy premieres the lyric video for “It’s Time” from Gracie and Rachel’s forthcoming self-titled debut album. “The song expresses a frustration with being controlled and an adamant readiness to stand up and make a change… The piece asks us to have critical conversations with ourselves, to recognize societal paralysis. It works to challenge the idea that there are only the options we are dealt in which we must choose from. It’s time to break free and dance our own dance.”
“Though DiFranco’s tinkered with funk and jazz sounds before, it’s possible that ‘Binary’ is DiFranco’s funkiest and jazziest tune to date. ‘Binary’ is a heady, insular tune where all of the organ blasts and liquid basslines are in lockstep with one another. DiFranco doesn’t even really dare to interrupt them until about 45 seconds in, and even then, she sings in a staccato way about not just hearing but perceiving, so her vocal work doesn’t really get in the way.”
“There’s a terrific tension in the sound,” Bob Boilen writes, “an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” Watch the video on NPR Music here, and pre-order their self-titled debut album here!