Though I think the guitar and harmony approach seems to be their bread and butter, they also managed to surprise me with songs like "No Matter What I Do." It's about falling in love and wondering how to go on, "I keep it all locked inside my chest/Like feeling like shit is for the best/Like feeling the earth still turn no matter what I do." Been there, done that. Sometimes love makes us realize that we've been treading water–we don't know how to leave the pool. But it's the delivery that caught my ear, with guitar, banjo, piano, and drums really giving it a '60s pop feel, full of minor chords and a carnival atmosphere.
These songs are glimpses into that introspective state we all will face when we come to terms with our mortality, or even just the simple beginnings and ends that happen every day. Those changes are difficult even in the best of circumstances and it's how we deal with them that shows our true nature. That Girlyman has chosen to share these private moments with their words, harmonies, and melodies is a true gift.
For more about Girlyman, check out their website and look for Supernova wherever you buy your digital music. CDs will be available on June 19th.