Hardly Art

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by September 10, 2021 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 10, 2021
Catalog No:
73126
Label:
Hardly Art

Pre-order Details

  • First LP pressing on “cool cloudy smoke” color vinyl
  • LPs and CDs include a digital album download, available on release day
  • Cassette format does not include a digital album download
  • All physical pre-order items should ship out from our warehouse in Seattle, WA between 5-8 days before release date, so long as their are no delays in manufacturing that would delay this advance shipping timeline.
  • International orders may not arrive by release day as extra time must be taken into consideration for distance traveled and customs department clearance.

Colleen Green has always been cool, but on 2015’s I Want To Grow Up, she didn’t necessarily feel it. Too young to be free of insecurities but old enough to be sick of them running her life, Green was experiencing an existential crisis. Five years and a new album later, we find her parsing out what it means to be grown-up—and realizing that it’s actually pretty Cool.

Opener “Someone Else” is a paean to power in which Green lets a lover know that double standards can go both ways. A groovy bass loop and zig-zagging guitar lines underscore her realization that happiness is in her own hands, and the vibe is set. Next up is the witty, catchy “I Wanna Be A Dog,” where Green celebrates the simplicity of a canine life and questions why she’s still overcomplicating her own. Dark and slinky “Highway” uses ruthless driving as a metaphor for a lifestyle that no longer interests her.

Burnt out on bad feelings and ready to have fun with melodies and beats, Green enlisted producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) to take her songs to higher ground while keeping her lo-fi aesthetic intact. Raphael was already a fan, having caught a show in L.A. and finding himself “struck by how confident and powerful she looked, even though she was the only one onstage.” He agreed to take the gig, and together with drummer Brendan Eder and hip hop producer Aqua over a few weeks in Los Angeles, Cool was created. 

The album’s themes come together on the anthemic “It’s Nice to Be Nice,” Green’s reminder to herself that you get what you give, so it’s important to try and be the best person you can—a hard-won but essential lesson in the emotional maturity that defines Cool.

Product Info

Type:
Album
Release Date:
September 10, 2021
Catalog No:
73126
Label:
Hardly Art

Tracks

  1. Someone Else
  2. I Wanna Be a DogI Wanna Be a Dog
  3. Posi Vibes
  4. Highway
  5. Natural Chorus
  6. You Don't Exist
  7. It's Nice to Be Nice
  8. How Much Should You Love a Husband?
  9. I Believe in Love
  10. Pressure to Cum