TEEN – comprised of sisters Teeny, Lizzie, and Katherine Lieberson – released Good Fruit, its fourth studio album, and the band’s first self-produced record, last month. Before the band plays at SXSW next week and embarks on a North American tour with 4AD’s Methyl Ethel, TEEN shares a new music video for “Popular Taste” – watch HERE. See below to find a show near you and get your tickets HERE.
Out now via lifelong label Carpark, Good Fruit is a remarkable and bold statement on moving forward and letting go of the past. Purchase, download or stream the album HERE.
If TEEN’s 2016 album Love Yes was a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love, then its follow-up, the even more joyous and melodic Good Fruit, is its opposite, a look at what happens after love fades. “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in…is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things,” Teeny says. Rooted in challenging themes,Good Fruit touches on a wide array of tough topics – “Radar” is a Lizzie-penned ballad that explores a previously unmentioned formative trauma, “Putney” is a slinky, bassy bop that deals with how projected ideals and personal fantasy play into sex and misogyny, “Runner” is a bursting, beatific, synth-driven track which reflects on fleeing a relationship as a partner wants to become closer, while “Only Water” is a glistening and deceptively upbeat number about death and the loss of a loved one. As on all prior TEEN releases, there are frequent meditations on death, capitalism, and womanhood across Good Fruit. But the Lieberson sisters have, with their fourth album, crafted a dynamic, hook-stuffed take on the oft-trodden breakup album. When love fades, TEEN soars.