“Broken Dreams Club”

True Panther


On last year’s “Hellhole Ratrace,” Girls singer Christopher Owens sang, “I’m all alone with my heartache and my good intentions.” And it’s this same sense of heartbreak that drives the fantastic “Broken Dreams Club,” the title track from the band’s new EP.  But it’s not just Owens’ sorrow: the country-twinged guitars and melancholy trumpet solo underscore the timeless heartache of the song.  When Owens sings, “It’s hard enough to be alone/It’s harder still to spend so long looking for happiness,” it sounds as if he’s being broadcast straight from the 1960s.  Yet despite its nostalgic sound, Girls tap into an emotion that transcends eras and it’s what makes the band so great.