“Same Illusion” album produced by Martin Feveyear (Brandi Carlile, Mark Lannegan) is led by “Reconnected” single, streaming now.
Barbara Trentalange as photographed by Kamilla Chaudhery.
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“Reconnected” is the first single and video from the upcoming Trentalange album Same Illusion
“She could freely break hearts and fill dark, smoky rooms with her confident and alluring songs.” – NPR
As with all previous Trentalange records, Same Illusion, the upcoming third album from the Seattle-based songwriter and musician Barbara Trentalange, was produced by Martin Feveyear (Brandi Carlile, Mark Lannegan, Jessie Sykes.) The first single from the album (out January 28th, 2014) is “Reconnected,” a very personal tune that speaks directly to what makes Same Illusion a bright light in Trentalange’s growing catalog.
“By exploring my emotions and being honest with myself, I’ve been going through a long process of healing,” she says candidly of her recovery from clinical depression. “‘Reconnected’ is about this journey towards forgiving myself for all of the self-destructive beliefs I have been holding onto, and learning to love my spirit again.” The video for the song speaks to this intimacy as well, and is what Trentalange dubs a “video selfie.” She explains, “I chose to do the video this way due to the introspective nature of the song. I'm taking a good look at myself.”
Influential, now legendary, female-focused zine Venus (RIP) referred to the 2006 debut Trentalange album Photo Album of Complex Relationships as “disturbing music for disturbing times,” and while the times might still be disturbing, Trentalange is writing from a more joyous place than before. Her “mix of Annie Lennox’s most sinister growl and PJ Harvey’s vocal anguish” (also noted by Venus) remains, but becoming a mother since the release of her last album in 2009 has changed Trentalange’s mood.
Fans of the artist’s work will not miss Trentalange’s sensitivity to the human soul, as her deft hand at drawing character studies continues throughout Same Illusion. And while Trentalange’s songs are still dark in timbre on the new record, they now shine with glimmers of brightness revolving around themes of love, longing, and spirit. Same Illusion by Trentalange arrives on January 28th, 2014. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(S/R – Jan. 28th, 2014)
01. Without Your Love
02. Uh Huh
05. In Your Grace
06. Same Illusion
08. River Child
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion