On his debut album Sudden Opera, 38-year-old Pony offers a convincing argument in favor of art made by adults who have had time to live, screw up, try again, and find their voice. The record’s title is an apt description: its sound hits abruptly then steadily, like a flood––swells of moody strings, thundering low ends, and dramatic keys, led by Pony’s swinging soul vocals yearning, consoling, and questioning. Pony wrote every song that appears on Sudden Opera. He pieces together vivid imagery and enigmatic wordplay to create a mood of ambiguous longing mixed with brazen self-awareness. This collection includes standout selections from the album, as well as a few alternate takes featuring beloved guitarist, Jedd Hughes, who also helped produce Sudden Opera.
Credits for Sudden Opera:Produced by Jedd Hughes, Shani Gandhi and Gary PaczosaRecorded by Gary Paczosa and Shani GandhiRecorded at Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN, assisted by Rachael Moore and Southern Ground, Nashville, TN, assisted by Preston WhiteMixed by Gary Paczosa and Shani Gandhi Mixed at Minutia and The Galt Line, Nashville, TNMastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA