Delightfully eclectic artist makes his bow for Mush.
By Blurt Staff
Pregnant – aka Daniel Trudeau
– returns after a short hiatus, with his first full-length for the esteemed
Mush label. Titled Life Hard: I Try and due in
stores on Sept. 6, the album consists of fourteen stuttery pop songs
encompassing beautiful instrumentation, glitchy beats, and singer-songwriter-producer
Trudeau’s decidedly unique, Neil Young-esque voice.
MP3: “Letter To A Friend”
recorded during a time of impending fatherhood and the start of his family, the
album radiates opposing emotions. Songs feel heartwarming yet drip in a sense
of isolation, as the artist’s vocals and storytelling are counterbalanced with
experimental production and glitch-pop beats. Living life in the remote Sierra
Nevada Foothills of Northern California makes a mark on every aspect of the
music, art, and direction of the album and permeates the eclectic Pregnant sound.
Local musician Raleigh Moncrieff lent his hand to the recording process, and a
number of other Northern California artists
and musicians including Zac Nelson, Art Echternacht and Zack Pangborn
contributed music or provided art for the release.
You can check out
an advance stream of the album, and stay tuned for tour dates.