Novelty Daughter trades in the stabbing synths of “Day Of Inner Fervor” for light flutters on “Shellbody,” the second single from Faith Harding’s upcoming debut album Semigoddess. But what she lets up in sonic levity, she makes up for in critical gaze: “Darkness to me was never not scary/ Flip the switch and run to my bed,” she begins as she confronts objectification and misogyny in lilting coos. “Now I’m 18 and walking and there’s darkness all around me, and boys on a roof above my head/ Boys on a building above my head/ A dark sick gaze is fixed down upon me, and they’re yelling something about my shit.” “I don’t feel human, I feel like a shell of a body,” she sings later. Listen below.
Semigoddess is out 3/25 via Stereocure. Pre-order it on iTunes here.