Song Premiere: Magen Tracy And The Missed Connections emerge as a ‘Harder Girl’

Last week we hyped a new single from Boston noir-pop band Parlour Bells, and mentioned that their players were leaving the keys to frontman Goddamn Glenn to each set off to pursue other projects, pleasures, and interests. After new releases earlier this year from Nate Leavitt and Brendan Boogie, the latest to emerge from that lot is keyboardist Magen Tracy, who again takes center stage with her own band, The Missed Connections.

This morning, we’re exited to premiere the new single from the project, appropriately titled Magen Tracy And The Missed Connections. The song is called “Harder Girl”, and it’s a rootsy twirl around folk and Americana that’s aided by Tracy’s sharp lyrical play. Listen to it below via Soundcloud.

Tracy’s press bio reads that her sound is “like if Tori Amos and Lucinda Williams made out,” and interestingly enough, that make-believe scenario of unlikely hook-ups comes to mind as if played out last night between quarreling lovers at the bar. Here on “Harder Girl”, Tracy is having that morning-after talk with her lover, and it’s not long before she waltzes out that front door with the wind at her back, swagger on her side, and a grin on her face.

On “Harder Girl,” Tracy collaborated with producer and Airport frontman Craig Small (who also admirably filled in for Alejandro Necochea during Worshipper’s run to the 2016 Rumble crown). The track also represents her first release with the Missed Connections.

“The name ‘Missed Connections’ used to refer to the fact that each show featured a new set of musicians–people I’d either played with on other projects, or had always wanted to,” she says in the press notes. “For the first nine months, I don’t think we played two shows with the same lineup.”

These days, the band lineup is fully realized, with guitarist Small joined by Stud Green (violin/mandolin, acoustic guitar) Sam Spencer (bass), and Tamora Gooding (drums). Catch the gang in action this Sunday, September 25, when they play the Anti-Gun Violence Benefit at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville with the Boston Rock Opera, Abbie Barrett & Band, and more, and then again October 13 at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge with LOVE LOVE.