In uscita il 2 febbraio 2019, What Chaos Is Imaginary è l’album del duo indie rock Girlpool che segue a distanza di un anno e mezzo abbondante Powerplant. Ad anticiparlo, la title track, il singolo dalle bedroom 90s Hire e Lucy’s (ma anche Where You Sink, non inclusa nell’album) che ne ripropongono la vena melodica «distesa, esile, agrodolce e sognante», la stessa che riscontravamo all’altezza della svolta operata dal sopracitato secondo album, prova recensita su queste colonne da Riccardo Zagaglia.
Nella nota stampa il duo ha descritto la title track come “un sogno orchestrale” con beat in eco e corpose sezioni d’organo. Riguardo alla scintilla che lo ha ispirato Harmony Tividad ha dichiarato: «I wrote it at the most vulnerable point I have ever had thus far in my life. I was living very far from ‘home’ and not taking the best care of myself on any level… no matter what I did, I was getting into situations that were emotionally, spiritually and physically putting me at some type of risk. These situations culminated in me having horrific PTSD (I didn’t realize it was this until long after) during which I found it completely impossible to imagine living beyond the time I was in. The ‘present moment’ was impossible to even begin to participate in-there was very nearly a white noise over all interactions and I couldn’t focus in any social situations unless I somehow found a way to be in my wrong mind. This song is about reckoning with this-trying to find a path to forgiving myself, attempts to redevelop a relationship with the world where I could find some illusion of ‘safety’ and belief in the fact that I could ultimately take care of myself»di Edoardo Bridda