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Craig Clemens

January 07, 2015

Sophomore records are hard. No wait, all records are hard, but sophomore records are harder.

After working for 20-some-odd years on your debut all of a sudden you gotta do it again with only a couple months to do it? Do you stick with what you’ve already done or do you take a turn and try something different.

It’s hard shit, man!

Well, as a fan of Hannah Cohen I’m stoked to hear that the first single off of Pleasure Boy the follow up to her debut Child Bride is not only a regeneration of what she already does best but also an excellent song … man, I can hardly contain myself.

Here’s Cohen talking about working with Thomas Bartlett, AKA Doveman, via Line Of Best Fit:

“Over the last two years, it’s all been super-shoegazey stuff, we just went the other way… I wanted the music to hurt, to have a visceral effect. Pleasure Boy is a character of who it’s about, someone who represents gluttony and decadence and richness… [It was made by] bunkering down with my songs, experimenting with different  tones and sounds, and layering them. My first record was so airy and roomy, I didn’t have patience for that again, I wanted more movement, something more mysterious and witchier, so we created this sound wall together.” 

Pleasure Boy drops March 30th via  Bella Union.