Moscow Apartment creates lush, folk imbued indie rock that is interwoven with the timeless and perceptive writing of singer-songwriters Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla. The harmonious teenage duo are slated to release their sophomore EP, Better Daughter, on July 10, 2020.
Today, Moscow Apartment unveils the EP’s latest single, “New Girl.”
The song’s release follows debut EP cut, “Halfway,” featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada and Indie All Stars playlists.
Stream “New Girl” via your preferred streaming platform now.
Misogyny and catcalling served as the impetus behind “New Girl.” There was one week where we were cat called probably 10 times; we felt fed up and wanted to write a song about men not respecting women’s boundaries, especially in public. We started working on the song during one of a couple sessions at Kevin Drew’s house. He has been a huge supporter of our music, and was awesome, giving suggestions and ideas but not wanting to take any credit because he’s such a great guy. He’s super supportive of young artists – especially young women – and wants to help us stay true to ourselves and our sound.
– Brighid Fry & Pascale Padilla
Better Daughter presents an evolution of Moscow Apartment’s sound from acoustic beginnings to the freedom they now enjoy playing live in a full band, which is translated through the EP’s layered arrangements.
2017 marked the release of Moscow Apartment’s acclaimed self-titled debut EP, followed by winning Slaight Music’s It’s Your Shot songwriting contest and its $100,000 grand prize artist development contract in 2018. Fry and Padilla have spent the intervening years touring and developing their skills as producers and writers, receiving guidance from the likes of Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Grammy-winner Chin Injeti.
The duo produced Better Daughter in collaboration with Vance Powell and Guillermo Subauste, who assisted in bringing a poetic and multilayered collection of songs to life. Tackling subjects which range from internalized misogyny to the complicated nature of adolescence, the songs on this EP reflect Moscow Apartment’s development as guitarists, vocalists, and writers whose music transcends limitations.