Self-identifying as a “gay-ass duo” and founded in August of 2017, GRLwood quickly took Louisville, KY by its love-handles and kicked it in the balls. Describing their sound as “scream-pop,” the duo has an energy that captivates and kills.
Their first single “bisexual,” premiered on NPR, listen here.
Consisting of Rej (pronounced “Ray”) Forester, on guitar/vocals, who picked up her first guitar at 10, and Karen Ledford on drums, the hardworking band plays nearly every night in Louisville. Their efforts did not go unnoticed; by December of 2017, they signed onto the legendary indie label sonaBLAST! Records. The band then went on to record their full-length album Daddy in just one day with Anne Gauthier at La La Land.
Forester explains, “Bisexuality gets a lot of shit from all sides of the spectrum, this song is being critical of that stigma. It’s inspired from experiences where once someone is aware that I’m/we’re queer, normal social boundaries are ignored, be it invasive questions, sexual harassment, or we get treated like someone’s heterosexual relationship therapist.”
Singing about toxic masculinity and the queer experience, GRLwood pushes boundaries and takes no prisoners. Their debut LP Daddy is out everywhere May 18th.