Hurry on Home

Album: The Center Won't Hold (2019)
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Songfacts®:

  • Much of the The Center Won't Hold album counterbalances intense feelings of despair and hope. This song is a prickly comment on issues around compliance in relationships. Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein told Q magazine it addresses, "the choreography of depression that creates a ritualized sense of despondency."
  • Annie Clark's production for "Hurry On Home" distorts the spiky edges of Brownstein and Corin Tucker's twin guitars over which Tucker sings of romantic disjointment. The track, which was recorded in their first session together, was the one that showed Sleater Kinney that Clark was the right producer for them. Carrie Brownstein recalled to Mojo magazine:

    "The song used to start with a guitar line but Annie was very excited to work with Corin and Corin's singing so she had Corin put a batch of vocals in that wall of sound. When someone takes an element like Corin's singing voice and figures out a new way of presenting it to the world and to ask that sealed the deal. That was the record we wanted to make – it felt like something was breaking open."

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