One month ago to the day My Body dropped their new EP, Seven Wives. That night they played a release show. In their own words the album is based upon Stephen Millhauser’s Thirteen Wives, but that’s the beauty of music and any art really – when taken in by an outsider, the perspective rarely stays the same. When I walked into this album, I was fascinated more by the sounds than the story; a rarity for me.
Musically I loved what came from “Blowout.” Like a modern day girl group from the ’90s but with far less vocals chiming in, and less of an overtly pop sound, this led the way for the coolness to come. I felt like “Half a Heart to Holler” and “Mood” were the popular kids of the record. The kind who skip class with no care in the world. Talks of lust and love in one, and a bit of a bounce in the other, these two are destined for mixtapes you give to friends to get them into new music. On the other side though, I felt worldly because to me “Samesies” and “Pomme” both lightly touched on some Asian, Middle Eastern sounds that you don’t hear executed too well in western music. Here though, so delicate, they worked.
In just a handful of songs Seven Wives gave me a few scenarios to imagine, none of which likely intended by the artists. That’s okay though because it’s art. So you can draw your own conclusions from My Body’s latest because it’s out now, so check that out. Then make sure to see this wonderful duo at the Crystal Ballroom with Phantogram on March 1, and then again at the Treefort Music Fest March 22-26.