The first in Brooklyn-by-way-of-Seattle indie pop artist Work Wife’s series of collaboratively-written tracks with other female artists in the Brooklyn indie scene, “Drown Me Out” was co-written with upstate New York native Mary Hood. The track describes their shared experience of being told how to live your life by someone who hasn’t walked in your shoes. A true collab, Meredith Lampe (of Work Wife) brought the half-finished song containing only the verse groove to Mary, who wrote the super catchy chorus. After getting in a room together to flesh out the lyrics, they came up with the outro together on the spot. Work Wife’s collab series was meant to foster community and collaboration, and this track serves as a true kickoff to the series as the two songwriters created a friendship along with the song.
The duo teamed up with producer Stefan Macarewich (Wallows, No Vacation) to help produce and mix the track, which was then mastered by Jennica Best (Tessatura Studio, Colatura). The release is paired with a music video.
Mary Hood and Work Wife will play a joint single release show at Mercury Lounge (NY, NY) on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 with support from Plebbs.