Crooks & Nannies – the West Philadelphia duo of Madel Rafter and Sam Huntington – have announced their signing to Grand Jury with a new single called ‘control’. Check it out below.
“I wrote ‘control’ in 2017 while struggling with consistent intrusive thoughts,” Rafter explained in a statement. “I wanted to capture the feeling of walking through an art museum and holding all of your muscles tightly because if you don’t, you might give into some crazy impulse and do something really really bad, like pull a painting off the wall and put your foot through it. The lyrics talk about wearing a mask for the world to conceal internal negative thoughts, and worrying about being ‘bad to the bone’ and ugly inside. On the facade, the song feels humorous, but I often use humor as a way to soften the blow of darker sentiments. Sonically, we took an approach that feels almost sing-songy at the top, but gets progressively more chaotic, fast, and emotionally blown out as the song progresses.”
Crooks & Nannies are set to embark on their first tour this fall, opening for Lucy Dacus.