Rich Girls pair pop-noir opulence with opposition on ‘Black City’

 
 

Drop a needle on Rich Girls’ debut album Black City and a myriad of vibes and textures will come through: Opulent pop noir, velvety synths, fuzzed-out rock and roll. But what frontwoman Luisa Black wants you to hear amidst all the noise is opposition. “I started writing the record after the election when all my rage was aimed at the White House,” she tells Vanyaland. “And I wanted to stand for the opposite of all that. For art, street culture, intelligence, the underground. So Black City was meant as pure opposition. It was about making a place apart.” Space out to all nine tracks from the New York-based nu-garage outfit below. Featured photo by Luisa Black, courtesy of Tell All Your Friends PR.