“SONG FOR EWE”
with MARGARET SOHN aka
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is a NYC guitarist/songwriter who goes by the nom de plume Miss Grit and whose debut EP “Talk Talk” was written and recorded in what she dubbed as a “lonely January” (presumably last year), well she’s about to be lonely no more as despite its melancholia, this is a record to win new friends.
It’s anxious and edgy, yet glimmering with an amber light of hope, bleepily idiosyncratic like St. Vincent, muscularly layered like Sharon Von Etten, dynamic and silently shouting like The Breeders. Welcome to VS, Margaret Sohn…
Between writing and release, Margaret studied in Shanghai, and during the recording by her former band mate Charles Mueller, a cat called Anton was omni-present.
What more do you need to know? Perhaps a further insight into Miss Grit’s influence? Without further ado, this is Margaret’s “song for ewe”…
“The song I’ve chosen is ‘The Ridge’ by Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire). I originally found out about her solo work in kind of a round about way, by hearing one of her Daytrotter sessions with Colin Stetson and Gregory Rogove, and have been following her ever since. I found out she was part of Arcade Fire, who I am a die hard fan of, after the fact.
This whole album is great, but this song in particular is in my top favorite songs of all time.
The progression of the song and combination of violin, drum kit, and her reverb’d out layered vocals blows my mind every time I listen to it. I actually tried to take up violin after hearing this album because I wanted to learn how to play everything and be able to take part in the experience of these songs.”
“TALK TALK” EP BY MISS GRIT IS OUT NOW
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THANKS MARGARET AND ALSO TO RACHEL ROSSEN AT TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS PR