One woman band pronoun announces her debut album i'll show you stronger [Rhyme & Reason Records], paired with her new song and soundtrack to break up, 'stay'.
The animated guitar lines and assertive drum beats carry you through her heartache and serve as a cathartic soundtrack, allowing her to process the pain and emotions brought about by the end of a relationship. Her blazing vocals are layered above a sea of harmonies, signalling the dawn of redemption.
"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 realise 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 realise 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.
To preview the full-length in 2018, she unveiled the three-song collection you didn’t even make the bed. Its leadoff single “run” also leapt past the 1-million-mark on the streaming platform. Stereogum notably described the latter as “a monster of a track.” Strikingly, the new music also harked back to formative emo influences such as Dashboard Confessional.
Her personal understanding deepens on i’ll show you stronger. Including the suite of tunes from you didn’t even make the bed, the record speaks to themes of persevering in the face of obstacles such as heartbreak and limitations. She proves herself to be “stronger” through and through.
“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.”
Catch her on tour with Mayday Parade:
16th February - O2 Academy Glasgow
17th February - Manchester Academy Manchester
18th February - O2 Academy Birmingham
20th February - O2 Academy Leeds
21st February - Rock City Nottingham
22nd February - O2 Academy Bristol
23rd February - Troxy - London