Sevens :: Sleater-Kinney – Modern Girl

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.)

There's a moment in Sleater-Kinney's "Modern Girl" where the music and lyrics begin to meld in ways rarely seen in popular music. But it relies on a lyrical thread that builds from the song's opening.

The song's melodic, sing-songy structure openly embraces its simple sounding beginning. "My baby loves me / I'm so happy / happiness makes me a modern girl." Carrie Brownstein's . . .

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