Hand Habits, the project of Los Angeles-based musician Meg Duffy (they/them), has shared a new single titled ‘Graves’, the latest from their anticipated upcoming album, Fun House, due October 22 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.
Of the track, Duffy says: “This song is a secret message to myself, a reminder, a conversation with grief and remembrance. A questioning of my own memory and it’s proximity to understanding closure.”
While Fun House shares some of the same hallmarks as previous Hand Habits releases —a kind of outré queer sensibility, a gentle sense of vulnerability — the record is a marked sonic departure from the often muted tones of 2019’s placeholder and 2017’s Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void). Instead, the tracks on Fun House sparkle, moving in unexpected directions and eschewing any specific genre, packaging narratives about loss, romantic longing, and childhood trauma inside polished synth-pop next to tracks with a ragged, Neil Young quality.