Pronoun announces debut album, listen to first single, “stay” now
One woman band and Berklee College of Music product pronoun announces her debut album i’ll show you stronger, paired with her new song and soundtrack to break up, “stay”.
“This song started out as a love song but I threw it away when I started writing There’s no one new around you, Years later I picked it back up and started over.” reveals pronoun, “It basically walks through the moment that a break up occurs: staring at the ceiling, pacing around the room, hearing the clocks count the seconds, the only thing that reminds you time isn’t standing still. In this case, it was something I was expecting, and had already began to process but still in that moment found myself in the strange mixture of an array of emotions but also lack there of and apathy.”
The theme of recovery is constant throughout her forthcoming album, i’ll show you stronger underneath the barrage of fuzzy guitars, thick bass lines, airy synths, and D.I.Y. production.
With rudimentary knowledge of production, Alyse Vellturo recorded and produced the twelve tracks alone in her tiny apartment, achieving an all-encompassing sound she deems, “indie-emo-bedroom-rock-that no-one-asked-for.” Living up to the title i’ll show you stronger, a series of serendipitous events empowered her to realize the strength behind this body of work.
“This record picks up where my first EP left off. It pretty much saved my life,” pronoun explains, “It helped me realize it’s ok to be sad, and crazy, and hurt, and vulnerable, but it’s just as important to stand up for yourself and know what you deserve, and lastly to move on.”
The project started to materialize as early as 2016 with her debut EP as pronoun, There’s no one new around you. Enduring “a horrible breakup,” she refocused on her artistry and wrote this initial body of work in between day jobs in the industry. Upheld by her production, instrumentation, and voice, pronoun attracted widespread critical acclaim from the likes of the New York Times, Boston Globe, NPR, The Line of Best Fit, and many more. Highlights—“just cuz you can’t” and “a million other things”—both eclipsed 1 million Spotify streams and counting. Additionally, she opened for the likes of Justin Courtney Pierre, Citizen, and Basement, to name a few.
“I hope I’ll show you stronger can give listeners some relief—and maybe the songs get stuck in their heads,” she leaves off. “It’s relevant to so many things. Mostly, it’s about fixing a situation and emerging as a stronger person.”