Since April, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters have been releasing music from their upcoming collection, The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, a concept suite built from songs recorded under the straitened circumstances of quarantine and envisioned as a “deconstructed album,” released, not as a package, but in a series of paired singles, with each pair drawing on both of the titular concept’s two sides — The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.
Glide is premiering the charismatically emotive “Girls Like You” (below) off of the Devil side of the double-barreled release. The song propels with the crisp roots-rock of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the soaring vocals of Margo Price. “Girls Like You” is Platt’s homage to Mary Magdalene, as the singer/songwriter muses on the many roles women have taken—and the categories into which they have been placed by others. The Honeycutters—Evan Martin (drums), Rick Cooper (bass, acoustic guitar), Matt Smith (electric guitar) and Kevin Williams (piano)—lay down a throbbing, country-rock groove while Platt delivers an edgy vocal that culminates in a pointed chorus.
“‘Girls Like You’ I wrote after watching something on TV about Mary Magdalene,” notes Platt. “I’m always intrigued by the human experiences behind great historical myths and figures, and particularly the idea of motherhood all wrapped up in that. Our friend Tina Collins of Tina and her Pony sang the angelic harmony on this one.”