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November 27, 2012

Tristan Prettyman has a very fitting surname. The California native makes music that is folkily delicate, elegant, and very very pretty.

Although new to this blog, Prettyman has been making music for ten years now, and brought her fifth album, Cedar + Gold into the world last month.

Cedar and Gold (whose title refers to both the cedar walls and ceilings in the home where she recovered from her heartbreak and the gold she spun from her situation in the songs) is an album that manages to be both deeply personal, but highly relatable to anyone who’s had the ground collapse under them and fought their way back to healing. “It’s actually a very hopeful album in a lot of ways, which I think is a common theme in all my records,” she says.

Prettyman plucks at heartstrings and guitar strings with equal artistry and laid-back, San Diegoan surfer girl surety. There’s more of a free spirit and individuality than you find in most pop singers today, endearing her stories to you almost at once.

Listen to this, and try not to imagine yourself sitting on a warm beach somewhere far away:

Tristan Prettyman – Quit You

Monica Davies

Monica Davies

Four years ago, Monica needed a new hobby, so she started this blog. Right now, she can't believe people are still reading it. If you are, she loves you for it.

She believes John Lennon's Imagine is a blueprint for a perfect world and that a house should never not have wine in it. She is currently failing at going vegan.

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