Songstress Marchelle Bradanini Raises Her Voice With Only A Woman

The debut solo album confronts today’s biggest issues with style.

Marchelle Bradanini’s recently released video for “Chinese New Year” is rich with subtle thematic references—from Magritte to The Wizard of Oz—that play off the song’s lyrical commentary on hyper-consumerism in the modern age, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the LA songstress tackles of-the-moment themes like gender inequality and our polarized political society throughout her entire album.

Only A Woman is Bradanini’s debut solo album, and her first full-length since she released Blue Gold under the Pony Boy moniker in 2015. Garnering praise from everyone from MTV to Entertainment Weekly, who described her music as mixing “the best parts of rock, country, the blues, and her own sultry voice,” Bradanini excels on Only A Woman. Produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick) with Amy Wood (Fiona Apple) on drums, the album should be an instant pick-up for fans of Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis. “I think getting older, you become less afraid to take risks and fail and try new things as you grow and evolve as a person and a performer,” says Bradanini of the new album.

You can watch the video for “Chinese New Year” and read an interview with Bradanini here.