Review by Anna Maria Stjärnel
Bret Crain, known as Lady Bret, appears to be quite a character. She’s done some albums before that have been highly praised. Trophy Wife is fascinating and experimental electro pop with savage wit and strong lyrics.
Carpool details strange things set to a minimalistic backing as Crain’s tale unfolds. Her vocals are laidback yet passionate.
The title song satirizes the lifestyles of the rich and famous with wit and flair. Crain’s innocent-sounding vocal only enhances the effect.
1000 Men is fun and silly as the protagonist tells of her sexual adventures to a club-friendly beat.
Punk Baby from Mars is charmingly trashy and a bit punk of course. Crain has her tongue in her cheek as she sings in a girlish coo.
This is a brilliant and inventive album.
Listen to track samples
1 Where Were You?
3 White Girl from Orange County
4 Trophy Wife
5 Undercover Lover
6 Mercy Nursie
7 Who, What, Where, When?
8 1000 Men
9 Red Sweater
11 Punk Baby From Mars
12 You Had Me
13 Vivian Leigh