Burlington, Vermont’s Clever Girls have shared a gritty new shoegaze-style track, “Saturn.”
“Saturn” is about a moment where Clever Girls’ Diane Jean got their tarot read in the green room of a show in Burlington, leading to how the return of Saturn led them to think about making some big changes in their life. The dream pop tune comes packed with grungy guitars and silky vocals that are sure to get you bopping along.
Jean explains of the inspiration behind the track:
“When you flip a tarot card to unveil the Tower of the Major Arcana, those who practice often associate the draw with a tumultuous fulcrum- a moment characterized by uncertainty or a future that will be constructed on false premises. In a green room of a Burlington concert venue, I drew the Tower card (among some other cards that were arguably pretty negative) with a friend named Lee who was performing my reading. Lee saw my nervousness and wracked their brain for the words that would spin this reading into something positive I️ could take with me on stage; I began to sweat and writhe with discomfort as the tarot cards stared up at me. We spoke about my return of Saturn, or the rebirth we as humans experience as we leave our youth behind and enter adulthood. It was late November and I️ was about to enter my twenty-eighth year on earth. I️ wrote Saturn shortly after this night, as I️ thought about the challenge of forging a future for myself that I️ could desire and be proud of. What structures from my adolescence could I️ part with? What towers am I️ able to condemn, destroy, and rebuild in favor of something lovelier, something more sturdy?
Listen to “Saturn” below.
Clever Girls are set to release their new album Constellations on March 26th, 2021.
Check out the tracklist for Constellations below.
01 – “Come Clean”
02 – “Lavender”
03 – “Remember Pluto”
04 – “Womxn”
05 – “Baby Blue”
06 – “Constellations”
07 – “Spark”
08 – “Stonewall”
09 – “Saturn”
10 – “Fried”
Lead photo courtesy of Kay Dargin.