Hand Habits, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Meg Duffy (they/them), has shared a striking video for “Clean Air,” the new single from their upcoming album, Fun House. The song features Dave Hartley from The War On Drugs on bass.
Of the song, Duffy says “when writing songs for Fun House, I had become exhausted and bored by the idea of writing more songs out of blame, spite, or anger. Clean Air is about finding clarity, leaning into acceptance, and acknowledging someone else’s experience as truth without blame or resentment, even when it differs from our own.”
Produced by Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) and engineered by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), the record was not intended as a reaction to the pandemic, but it was very much the result of taking a difficult, if much-needed, moment of pause. Emboldened by going into therapy and coaxed by Ashworth to push the songs into unexpected new shapes, the resulting music is more acutely personal and stylistically adventurous than anything you’ve heard from Hand Habits before. It is Duffy’s most ambitious album to date.
Hand Habits is playing a record release show at Los Angeles’ Pico Union on October 27th (tickets available now) and touring with Perfume Genius in the fall.
Fun House is available for pre-order now and due 10/22 via Saddle Creek.
Photo Courtesy: Jacob Boll