Today, Toronto duo Housewife share their new single ‘Bones (God Like You)’, out now via Hazel Street Records/Sony/The Orchard. Co-written and produced by Jackson Phillips of Day Wave, ‘Bones (God Like You)’ is their second release of the year and follows previous single ‘Patrick Bateman’, which was widely praised by outlets like FLAUNT, Exclaim! and more. Housewife (formerly Moscow Apartment), comprised of queer singer-songwriters Brighid Fry (she/they) and Pascale Padilla (they/she) are only just getting started at the respective age of 19 and 20 years old; the new music follows their 2017 self-titled debut EP and their follow-up 2020 EP Better Daughter, which CBCMusic named one of the “22 Albums You Need to Hear”, and to date they’ve taken home a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the under-18 category, a Canadian Folk Music Award and the Slaight Music It’s Your Shot Award.
“Bones is about struggling with ongoing mental health issues and feeling like you won’t get better, like a broken bone that can’t heal properly,” Housewife share. “It always seems like everyone around you is doing better and it reminds you of how lost you are in your own illness. There’s also an interesting juxtaposition with this track that Jackson helped us create; lyrically it’s quite dark and touches on suicide, but it has this bright rhythm to it.”
Following their early success, Housewife signed to Hazel Street Records (Sony/Orchard) and are working on new music – ‘Patrick Bateman’ and ‘Bones (God Like You’ are a taste of what’s to come from the band as they explore their identities. Though they began with folksier roots, their new sound is admittedly more in a broad pop-rock vein. Both members of Housewife share an existential streak which manifests in their songs and in their social activism, including their particularly active involvement in the Canadian branch of Music Declares Emergency.