Usher in the era of women who aren’t afraid to ask to be fucked. “We could fuck in the sun and dance till dawn,” Holly Miranda sings in a matter-of-fact, filtered vocal on “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl,” stripped of all the qualms and metaphors that usually render most pop song propositions toothless. Given that kind of kick off, the song hums with fierce self-knowledge, the kind that empowers you to love someone without any reservations. It’s less Zapp & Roger and more Jet, although the demands Miranda makes are more brazen than both. “All I Want Is To Be Your Girl” is also a fascinating balance of country determination and lusty pop, and if this is what Miranda found when she holed up in Joshua Tree to write her self-titled third album, then I can’t wait to hear what else she’s going to suggest on the record. Listen below.
Holly Miranda is out 5/19 via Dangerbird Records.