Hardly Art

Growing up.

As a prospect it can be terrifying, sad, and worst of all, inevitable. But on I Want to Grow Up, her second album for Hardly Art, Colleen Green lets us know that we don’t have to go it alone. 

This latest collection of songs follows a newly 30-year-old Green as she carefully navigates a minefield of emotion. Her firm belief in true love is challenged by the inner turmoil caused by entering modern adulthood, but that doesn’t mean that her faith is defeated. With a nod to her heroes, sentimental SoCal punks The Descendents, Green too wonders what it will be like when she gets old. Throughout songs such as “Some People,” “Deeper Than Love,” and the illustrative title track, the listener has no choice but to feel the sympathetic growing pains of revelatory maturation and the anxieties that come along with it. 

Sonically the album is a major change for the LA-based songwriter, who has come to be known for her homemade recordings and merchandise. Her past offerings have been purely Green; testaments to her self-sufficiency and, perhaps, trepidation. This time, she’s got a little help from her friends: the full band heard here includes JEFF the Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch, who collaborated with Green over ten days at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN. 

I Want to Grow Up is an experience, not unlike life: questioning, learning, taking risks. And in true CG fashion, a quote from a beloved 90s film seems the perfect summation: ”Understanding is reached only after confrontation.” 

Videos

On Tour

  • Tue, Jun 25
    Columbus, OH
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Wed, Jun 26
    Chicago, IL
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Thu, Jun 27
    Outer Limits
    Hamtramck, MI
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Fri, Jun 28
    Pittsburgh, PA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Sat, Jun 29
    Cleveland, OH
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Sun, Jun 30
    The Rec Room
    Toronto, ON
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Mon, Jul 1
    The Rec Room London
    London, Canada
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Tue, Jul 2
    Buffalo, NY
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Wed, Jul 3
    Sun Tiki Studios
    Portland, ME
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Thu, Jul 4
    Ashfield Lakehouse
    Ashfield, MA
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Fri, Jul 5
    Great Scott
    Allston, MA
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Sat, Jul 6
    Trans-Pecos
    Queens, NY
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Sun, Jul 7
    Philadelphia, PA
    (Matinee w/ Potty Mouth )
  • Sun, Jul 7
    Asbury Park Brewery
    Asbury Park, NJ
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Mon, Jul 8
    Washington, DC
    (w/ Potty Mouth)
  • Thu, Jul 18
    San Diego, CA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Fri, Jul 19
    Los Angeles, CA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Sat, Jul 20
    Ivy Room
    Albany, CA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Fri, Aug 23
    The Liquor Store
    Portland, OR
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Sat, Aug 24
    The Vera Project
    Seattle, WA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)
  • Sun, Aug 25
    Shakedown
    Bellingham, WA
    (w/ Dressy Bessy + Potty Mouth)