Marigold

by She/Her

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As the debut EP from Chicago’s She/Her, Marigold is alert and honest, much like it’s blooming namesake. But besides the anthemic bookends that frame the experience - both opener “Locust Street” and “Wake” burst after a post-rock lift - there’s vulnerability on display that is both harrowing and translatable. Take “Chisel,” one of the poignant narratives vocalist/guitarist Andrea Villanueva anchors to her experiences as a trans woman of color. As the chords and percussion - performed by Roday Delas - promise steady ground, her incisive verses seem to equal the opposite. This merging of the uneven and the hopeful is where She/Her operates best, ringing with clarity at the intersection of identity and a brighter tomorrow.

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released August 4, 2017

Guitar, Bass, & Vocals written & recorded by Andrea Villanueva
Drums written & recorded by Roday Delas
Mixed & Mastered by Maya Chun
Additional instrumentation on "Chisel" & "Milwaukee North" by Maya Chun
Photography by Olli Guzman / Album art by Roday Delas
Recorded in May 2017 at Metal Frat

Dedicated to every trans woman of color who came before me and will come after me. May we all find safety and happiness one day.

(content warning for: body image, transphobia, death)

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