Tummyache is the moniker (or maybe alter ego) of singer/songwriter Soren Bryce. The project is named after one of the side effects of severe physical anxiety. Bryce has been creating and releasing music for the past six years under her own name. Tummyache manifested from Bryce’s need to explore a new set of emotions she experienced while living in Brooklyn, New York.
While Humpday is her/their debut, it doesn’t feel like one. There’s only five songs. But each is carefully crafted and sequenced. Rockers like “In Between” and “Median” share similarities with many of the female rockers of the day. But there’s also attention paid to Kid A-era Radiohead on numbers like “Commonplace” and the title track.
|About the latest single, Bryce says “‘Commonplace’ was one of the harder songs for me to finish. I knew that I wanted to approach it differently than the rest of the EP because it was one of the first songs I wrote about my health complications in 2018. I specifically chose a 6/4 drum pattern because I wanted the song to feel as jostling and discombobulated as I did during that time period. We spent a lot of time getting it right.”|
Humpday releases November 1st, via Poor Man / Palo Santo Records.