Brighid Fry (she/her) and Pascale Padilla (they/she) are, quite simply, the future of music. The two Toronto-based songwriters of Housewife write and perform their own songs and think genres are boring and reductive. They are queer and allies, activists and champions of the environmentalist Music Declares Emergency. In fact, Housewife sums it up pretty concisely in its Twitter bio: “Opinionated feminist indie band.”

And they’re only getting started. At 19 and 20 years old, Fry and Padilla already released their debut self-titled EP in 2017 and a follow-up EP, Better Daughter, which the CBC named one of the “22 Albums You Need to Hear” in the summer of 2020. Additionally, they’ve already won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition (in the under 18 category), and the Slaight Music It’s Your Shot award. With the new music, released via Hazel Street Records (Sony / Orchard), Housewife returns with its most mature and insightful collection to date.

New song “Patrick Bateman” is out now.