Giving up the drum machine and home-recording of her former albums, Colleen Green has taken to the studio for her third album with the help of friends Jake Orrall of JEFF the Brotherhood and Casey Weissbuch of Diarrhea Planet. I Want to Grow Up – Green says it in her album title, tighter production, and stream-of-consciousness breakdown of escapism, anxiety and generally holding herself back. Simple and straightforward, her lyrics are more than directly honest, they’re entirely relatable – deeper and weirder than her casual-cool vocals and insouciant punk sound would otherwise betray.
Following, in lieu of a classic interview, Jake Orrall asks a series of questions via drawings (left) and Colleen responds with her own (right).
Colleen Green Raised in Massachusetts, Colleen Green relocated to LA by way of Oakland’s DIY garage scene and now heads her own eponymous pop-punk project. She released her first album Milo Goes to Compton in 2011, followed by Sock It To Me in 2013 via Sub Pop’s imprint Hardly Art. Her new release I Want to Grow Up, is her second on Hardly Art and the first to be backed by a band.
Jake Orrall Jake Orrall is a Nashville-based musician and one half of band JEFF the Brotherhood with his brother Jamin Orrall. JEFF the Brotherhood’s upcoming eighth album, Wasted on the Dream, will be released on their own label, Infinity Cat Recordings. Orrall recently co-produced and played on Colleen Green’s album I Want to Grow Up.