Basement Featured Album of the Week: Bully's SUGAREGG
The featured album of the week is the grunge album SUGAREGG by Nashville based artist Bully. This third installment in the band’s strong, emotionally driven discography was brought into existence by the singer, songwriter, engineer, and producer of the band, Alicia Bognano. Bully began in Rosemount, Minnesota in 2015, and Bognano has always been the mind behind the music and lyrics; but SUGAREGG now marks the first time that she has worked under the bands name entirely as a solo entity. The album has been out in the world for over a month and has steadily been topping charts and solidifying Bully as a one of the strongest artists of the year.
Bully’s music has always been very direct, cathartic, and personal with respect to Bognano’s past and current relationships, and SUGAREGG doesn’t break away from those defining traits while still being relevant and pushing the sonic capabilities of the band. The album was announced alongside the first single ‘Where to Start’, which was followed by singles ‘Every Tradition’ and ‘’Prism’. Each song on the album is a mind gutting release that takes on the different ways someone can tackle hard situations and expectations, all backed by equally melodic and grunge-edgy musicality. A personal favorite song from the album is ‘Every Tradition’, which is an energetic, rigid attack on all the expectations Bognano has faced as a woman in the music scene and how she has decided to take on these expectations. The reception and continued success of SUGAREGG define it as the band’s best album yet.