Release Date: May 25, 2018
Record label: Merge
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan are better known for their roles in other projects--the former in Scottish pop wonders Camera Obscura and the latter as a soulful British balladeer under the name Crybaby. But they'll have you know that their first collaborative album Tracyanne & Danny will not be their last. "Tracyanne & Danny is not a diverting curio or a wee stop on the road to someplace else.
The voice of Tracyanne Campbell is among 21st century music's most precious commodities. Its increasingly rare appearances should elicit a public reaction akin to a supermoon lunar eclipse. After two decades fronting Camera Obscura, that band have ceased all activity following the tragic passing of their keyboardist Carey Lander in 2015, so this unexpected collaboration with Danny Coughlan, previously known as Crybaby, is a moment for reflection as much as celebration.