Trousdale as a musical entity is a powerful trio consisting of lifelong chemistry, undeniable talent, and captivating music, which members Quinn D’Andrea, Georgia Greene and Lauren Jones have perfected. Forming in 2014, the trio has quickly become an established presence in their genre, releasing two EPs, “What Happiness Is,” and “Look Around” released in 2021, and “Make It Out Alive,” and “Catching A Ride” released earlier this year.
According to the group, their message focuses on self-acceptance and love. However, for their new album, “Out of My Mind,” their messages are far more nuanced, as the trio works to encapsulate the full range of the human experience. Having topics of long term-breakups (“For Months Now”), enjoying a lovely night with your partner (“Movie Star”), or simply an anthem about healing from sadness (“If You’re Hurting”), their new album, if nothing else, is a commitment to crafting timeless music that’s universally relatable.
Jones described the album as “a labor of love. We really fought for the Trousdale sound.” Jones continued, calling the new album “A project that feels all-encompassing of a strong footboard of who we are as a band and musicians. We’re just really proud of the music.”
The group says the album took two years to make, creating a large number of songs before deciding to make the new project.
“We took a trip to Nashville last summer and we wrote a lot of what’s on the album,” D’Andrea said. “We had this large group of songs that we were really excited about. The idea for making it into an album kind of came afterward. It was an interesting puzzle then to figure out how it would flow and how we would release it because it wasn’t like an entire singular concept. But it also made it more eclectic and it hit a lot of different genres because of that.”
Before their new album, Trousdale’s two EPs collected over 50M streams on Spotify in the last three years. The trio’s melodic and heartfelt harmonies have captivated listeners and helped them develop a unique sound.
“We’ve got a good reception from people. It’s overall very positive, and our listeners and fans are extremely supportive. No matter what, we’re lucky.” D’Andrea says, “We’re proud of doing it, finishing it, and the work we put into this album. We would still be proud, even if the album was not well received.”
Regarding their upcoming performance at The Ark on October 8, Jones, who grew up in Bay City, described the performance as somewhat of a return home, as she looks forward to performing in her home state.
“I’m always excited to be back in Michigan and play some music. I love Ann Arbor and I love The Ark,” Jones said. “You always have to get some cherry products like the Cherry Republic and I really love going to HopCat, because they have really good fries.
The group says the performance will feature a full band, and for fans attending the show, Greene says everyone should expect to run a gamut of emotions, but ultimately, “They can expect a great frickin’ time,” Greene said.
“They can expect some banter, some personality and then they can expect to get into their feels because we always like to throw in a little heart wrench,” Greene said.
D’Andrea chimed, “The people that come to our shows are amazing. There’s a great sense of community at our live shows. So, for anyone who has not seen us live, make friends because they’re good people.”
Antonio Cooper is a freelance journalist from Detroit, Michigan. His coverage of music festivals and interviews with local celebrities appeared in The E-Current Magazine, The Detroit Metro Times, XXL Magazine, RichMagDigital, The Ann Arbor Observer, and Pop Magazine.