The secret on how to keep living? PRONOUN, the indie/bedroom/pop project of Alyse Vellturo, has announced her first collection of songs since 2019 entitled, OMG I MADE IT, out June 11 through Wax Bodega. Fans can pre-order the EP and stream the lead single “I WANNA DIE BUT I CAN’T (CUZ I GOTTA KEEP LIVING)” at this link: http://lnk.to/iwdbic
“’I WANNA DIE BUT I CAN’T (CUZ I GOTTA KEEP LIVING)’ is about the uncomfortable feeling that everyone around you is growing into their own lives while I feel like nothing’s changing within myself,” says Vellturo. “It’s the uncomfortable feeling of not wanting to be on this planet but knowing I really have to put in effort and figure out how to make life work for me. It’s about the uncomfortable but at the same time comforting feeling that others feel the same. It’s literally a hard look in the mirror, by myself, in a bathroom, asking myself what the hell is up. I’m talking to myself throughout the entire thing, but these days who isn’t.
Stream “I WANNA DIE BUT I CAN’T (CUZ I GOTTA KEEP LIVING)”: http://lnk.to/iwdbic
On ‘OMG I MADE IT’, Vellturo’s musical formula (bedroom pop panoramas completely written and self-produced) holds steady, but with the gooey, emotional core even more self-reliant. With not-so underlying themes of mental health, honesty, and uncertainty, Vellturo describes OMG I MADE IT as a replacement for catching up with someone over the past year; opening with the explosive ambulance siren in SOUNDS THE ALARMS!!!1! to the exhale of an outro on WASTING TIME. “It’s as if I bumped into an old friend who asked how I have been and I just started vomiting for 18 minutes and 9 seconds.”
Throughout the EP, PRONOUN sounds larger than life. “I’M RIGHT BACK IN IT” is the soundtrack to when one of those Brooklyn nights are in full force, starry-eyed guitars and a room-spinning chorus goading you to give yourself up to the moment. “HALF OF THE TIME” is swing-for-the-fences shoegaze with a dramatic key change before the final chorus. And the elegant “WASTING TIME” ends with Vellturo harmonizing alongside Future Teens guitarist Amy Hoffman on a line that sends off the EP into fuzzy oblivion: “Have I lost my way / Am I falling behind / Am I on my way / Or just wasting time?”