The couple that plays together...well, is sadly no longer a couple.
"In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart.At the moment, my beautiful fiancée is no longer my beautiful fiancée."For those who don't speak poet, let us translate: his work got in the way.Her most recent album, , was released in October 2012 and it rocks.If you weren't aware of her painful break-up with musician Jason Mraz, it won't take you long while listening to the album to realize that Cedar and Gold is Tristan's "break-up" album.Cedar Gold With her first three recordings, 2003’s The Love EP, 2005’s breezy twentythree and 2008’s Hello, Tristan Prettyman parlayed her smoky alto voice and laid-back surfer-girl-from-San-Diego charm into an eight-year career studded with highlights that included Hello’s No.
2 position on the i Tunes Digital Albums chart and headlining tours across the U. But instead of capitalizing on the attention and immediately making plans to record a third album after wrapping two years of touring in support of Hello, Prettyman took an extended break during which she traveled the globe, had surgery to remove polyps on her vocal cords, got engaged to her long-term boyfriend, dealt with the pain of his ending the engagement, and eventually questioned whether she even wanted to be a musician at all.“I was really burnt out and uninspired, so I decided to take some time off,” Prettyman says.
Today I had the privilege to chat with singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman about life, love, heartache, and what it feels like to be a woman in her early 30's.
Our conversation had a familiar buzz, like when you meet a friend of a friend at a party and you click as you share similar experiences and humor, and realize that you will probably become close friends, and how come you've never met this friend before?
Her honesty, ever apparent in her music and lyrics, is attractive and her bluntness and ability to open up is refreshing.
At first glance, she seems almost perfect with her dark tresses, long legs, and her sexy voice that reaches deep inside you. Rather she is a work in progress, a girl who knows that yoga and health and travel are essential to growth, a seeker, a woman who is realizing more and more the power of connection.
“I’m just a ball of snot, like, ‘Hi, I’m Tristan and I’m a mess.’” That session yielded the completion of the album’s opening track “Say Anything” — an open-hearted tune about finding freedom in letting go.