Los Angeles-based artist, Hand Habits (aka Meg Duffy) has announced their new album, placeholder, released on Friday 1st March. Today, sharing with us the title track and lead single, which on its surface is about a break-up. Watch the video to ‘placeholder’ below.
Meg Duffy grew up in a small town in Upstate New York and they cut their teeth as a session guitarist and touring member of Kevin Morby’s band. The Hand Habits project emerged after Meg moved to Los Angeles; it started as a private songwriting outlet but soon evolved into a fully-fledged band with Meg at the helm.
Hand Habits’ debut album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), was released by Woodsist Records in 2017. Two years later, Hand Habits has returned with their sophomore album, placeholder, available for pre-order now.
As a lyricist, Meg is drawn to the in-between, and the songs on this new album primarily confront the ways in which certain experiences can serve as a stepping stone on the road to self-discovery. An openness to nuance drives revelation in these songs.
“A big aspect of my songwriting and the way I move through the world depends on my relationships with people. The songs on placeholder are about accountability and forgiveness,” Meg says. “These are all real stories. I don’t fictionalise much.”
Pre-order placeholder: https://HandHabits.lnk.to/placeholder