Music video for "Higher Ground" by Pregnant. Directed by Nick Stanifer. From the album Life Hard : I Try on Mush Records (mushrecords.com).
Pregnant is the musical pipe works of once described hillbilly savant Daniel Trudeau, an intriguing producer, visual artist, musician, and father hailing from the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pairing a sweet vocal style reminiscent of Neil Young with a swelling collage of electronics, foot pedals, guitars and even saxophone, Pregnants whimsical and DIY vibes are dream-worthy. Raising a family in Placerville, CA brings inspiration to the all aspects of his music, as the lyrics and instrumentation work together to capture a feeling of modern isolation, personal struggle, and self-discovery. After a rapid succession of limited edition releases that helped refine and perfect his sound, Pregnant's Mush debut, Life Hard : I Try fulfills the promise of his earlier work without losing any of the risk-taking genre mixing that makes his music so unique. Pregnant's willingness to combine traditional songwriting, pure vocals, and warped experimentation mark him as an act to watch.