‘It’s Cool,’ the new single from vintage-modern folk trio Lula Wiles, is out digitally today on Smithsonian Folkways, and will be out as a physical 7” on 3/6/20. The follow up to ‘What Will We Do,’ their 2019 album that flipped “notions about American folk on its head" (NPR) with country songs that shine a light on a country’s crimes; love songs about being alone; and murder ballads that challenge the standards of morality, all written from a place of radical politics and female solidarity, ‘It’s Cool’ makes the personal political with it’s apt take on dating in 2019.
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The two brand new songs on It’s Cool, the new single by Lula Wiles, explore the complexities of dating in the digital age, the trio training its incisive, trenchant wit on the new ways we experience age-old feelings of disappointment, desire, and heartache.
“It’s Cool (We’re Cool, Everything’s Cool),” is a rollicking, electric-guitar led anthem about the exasperating back-and-forth of loving at a distance, mediated by screens and hesitancy. The languid, lovelorn b-side, “You Only Want Me When You Need Me,” is a late-night, country-tinged lament of conditional love that punctures the pretensions of ambivalent men with the band’s uniquely self-aware humor. With It’s Cool, Lula Wiles further establishes themselves as Americana’s wildcard, unafraid of exploring knotty topics and turning convention on its head.