Bridge Artist of the Week: Bully
Released in late August, "Sugaregg" is the third album from the alt-grunge outfit — fronted by songwriter, guitarist, producer and engineer Alicia Bognanno. It also signals Bognanno's first solo effort as Bully, channeling her personal experiences and passions into a propulsive sonic work.
“Derailing my ego and insecurities allowed me to give these songs the attention they deserved," Bognanno said in press materials. The roaring hooks and melodic intricacies of "Sugaregg" point to "erratic, dysfunctional love in an upbeat way," along with Bognanno's diagnosis and treatment of bipolar 2 disorder, and her music work on the 2019 movie "Her Smell."
“This is me longing to see the bigger picture, motivated and eager for contentment in the best way,” Bognanno said. “I hope the happy go lucky, f***-it-all attitude shines through some of these songs because I really did feel like I was reentering a place I hadn’t been to in a while and was excited to be back there.”