Born Yesterday. “I’m not your father, trying to screw the whole town.” The New York singer confides these sentiments over a low, ominous electric guitar that snarls like a wildcat between verses before pulling back its claws as she begins crooning again. The song stirs up a more intriguing sense of menace and danger than Glaspy’s typically laid-back folk-pop songs, such as “Before We Were Together,” which is centered around a more lyrically typical “I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t” cliché. Although the EP’s introspective ballads such as “I Love You, Goodnight” possess a certain intimate charm, Glaspy is far more interesting when she turns things up, as on the occasionally harder-rocking passages from her 2016 full-length album, Emotions and Math.
“I’m not your mother, I’m sticking around,” Margaret Glaspy declares on “One Heart and Two Arms,” from her recent EP,