The up-and-coming band Girls combines Christopher Owens' powerful and emotional songwriting with the ethereal contributions of Chet "JR" White. Together, their honest indie-pop shines with sunny California melodies. The duo's debut album, Girls: Album, is filled with heartache and optimism.
Girls' Christopher Owens.
Girls' Christopher Owens. Susana Lopez
Born into the Children of God cult, Owens escaped a life of spiritual hardship only to end up on the streets. Upon meeting White, the two worked to create their widely hyped. The record represents an attempt by Owens to make peace with his past and pave a clean road ahead — but the album isn't all serious; there are songs about simply hanging out with friends and, of course, girls. The message is complemented by jangly guitars and melancholy harmonies that recall the seminal pop of The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly.