Shilpa Ray has recently announced a new album Door Girl, that will be released on September 22nd through Northern Spy Records. This follows the artist’s 2015 album Last Year’s Savage.
According to the press release, this record will tribute her time working at Lower East Side/ New York City bar Pianos. The album is described as “Girls are Free. Girls are free to bear witness. Girls are freed.” The album talks about Girls being free, free to make mistakes, free to come and go and free of all the perceptions that are linked to what it is described to be a girl. As for the album cover, the picture shows pink neon, to show the reminiscent of the pink lipstick of New York Dolls, and fast moving people that have ideas of a normal life speeding or a smear of obscurity.
As for the voice of the artist, it is said that it is “neither prisoners nor guff as it offers up continuous caustic commentary on the human condition. ” The album shapes a picture of nightlife with reverberation and feedback. Each instrument is presented clearly to shape the story portrayed by the album. This story would be about ‘ a city as it lives and breathes at its most basic levels, as told by an artist who is equal parts musician and magician and for whom each song is a different life she has lived and breathed and experienced like few others have.”
The artwork and the tracklist are shown below. Included in the album description, some of the song titles are “Shilpa Ray’s Got a Heart Full of Dirt,” “You’re Fucking No One,” and “Morning Terrors Nights of Dread”.
Door Girl Tracklist
01) New York Minute Prayer
02) Morning Terrors Nights of Dread
03) Revelations of a Stamp Monkey
04) Add Value Add Time
05) EMT Police and the Fire Department
06) After Hours
07) Shilpa Ray’s Got a Heart Full of Dirt
08) Manhattanoid Creepazoids
09) Rockaway Blues
10) You’re Fucking No One
11) This is Not a Dream Sequence
12) My World Shatters by the BQE
In addition to the album announcement, Shilpa Ray has also released a new music video from the album. The video is for the fifth song from the new album, “EMT Police and the Fire Department.” The song features spoken word delivery from the vocalist while the guitars shimmer and in a loose pattern before erupting into a passionate punk-rock track. Check out the clip below: