Steven Reker, Luke Fasano (ex-Yeasayer), James Rickman (ex-Lizzie Trulie, ex-Slow Gherkin) and Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow) make up Brooklyn based outfit People Get Ready.
The quartet are set to release their self-titled debut album on October 22nd via Brassland. The album was recorded last year in an old farm house in New York by songwriter, producer and composer Jherek Bischoff.
‘Windy Cindy’ is the first catchy taste lifted from People Get Ready’s upcoming album. Founding member Steven Reker, who has previously toured with David Byrne as a guitarist and dancer, said this about the single:
“‘Windy Cindy’ was inspired by Cindy Sherman’s pictures, her Untitled Film Stills. I spent a long time looking at those pictures, and then I got so into them, I mean really in to them. I found myself wanting to see things from the perspective of the characters she had made. So the song is basically me having this desire to take over her spot in the picture – forever. It’s a dialogue. I try to do it, it’s fine for a bit, but I end up getting super tired because I can’t hold the pose as long as she can. And then I imagine I’d rather be an inanimate object. Like I’d rather just be her dress or the glass that she’s holding, the match that she’s striking, the book she is getting off the shelf, and stuff like that. All these objects are endowed perfectly by her, the way she handles them. It’s very romantic to me, not in a lovey-dovey way at all but in the way the work feels…livable. It’s a livable world she made.”
Listen to ‘Windy Cindy’ below.