Trish Discord is an independent singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who made her professional solo recording debut in 2020 with the five song EP “Is This My Mental Breakdown?” That record introduced a multi-talented artist from Queens, New York with a sound that draws inspiration from decades of alternative and independent music.
In addition to her original music, the singer hosts a popular YouTube channel on which she regularly performs covers of some of her biggest influences. They include a diverse list of alternative and indie rock heroes like Halsey, The Cranberries and Mitski. Since her debut, the prolific producer has released three singles, an EP and now a full length album.
“The Aftermath of 2016” is the brand new album from Trish Discord, released worldwide via all major streaming services on June 17, 2022. The ten track collection is a concept album of sorts. As suggested by the title, the singer examines the political and social upheaval of recent years. Without naming any specific orange-haired despots, the implication is clear.
From the opening 80’s inspired electro-pop of “23” to the modern rock closer “This is The End,” Trish navigates the grooves of her new record armed with an arsenal of pop hooks, rock riffs and heartfelt lyrics. On tracks like “Desire” she mixes modern electronic production techniques with some big Evanescence-inspired 90s alternative rock drama.
Throughout the album Trish Discord colors her social commentary with personal tales of love and loss. She blurs the lines on tracks like the upbeat pop/rocker “I Can’t Wait To Forget You.” The song could be a relationship sign-off, or simply an f-u to the unnamed billionaire antagonist whose awfulness inspired the album. It’s a great technique. The carpe-diem anti-Brexit rocker “Take Me Away” is a real highpoint, again creating a universally relatable theme.
As the record continues, so do Trish Discord’s stylistic explorations. The memorable “Split” digs into some cool dark wave, conjuring a Siouxise and the Banshees vibe. The ecological “Red Sun” then turns the corner for a powerful 90’s alternative sound. She continues exploring those musical worlds on the wistful “In Another Life” and “Crashing,” a tune that builds to a driving Jesus & Mary Chain-style groove. The record ends appropriately enough on the track “This is the End,” an up-tempo but somber farewell that mixes trap beats, metal guitars and plenty of punk energy.
Check out “The Aftermath of 2016” below, or listen to your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the song “I Can’t Wait to Forget You” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Trish Discord. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this versatile and talented artist.