Nataly Dawn—also known as one half of the duo Pomplamoose, whose songs and videos have amassed nearly 115 million views on YouTube with over 450,000 subscribers to their channel—released her sophomore solo album, Haze, on October 28th.

“I called the album Haze because that was my general state when I was writing these songs,” she says, “It’s that feeling of ‘walking around in a haze.’ The uncertainty that comes when a chapter of your life ends abruptly, and you’re not quite sure what’s happened. It also relates to the idea of being hazed: put through some strange and often cruel rite of passage.” She compares the process of writing the record to “doing an autopsy,” saying, “It’s a pretty gruesome process, but it’s the only way to know what happened…what is happening. It’s really no fun at all finding out what’s underneath! But it’s the only way to move ahead. So you dig and you pry and you try to get to the bottom of it, with the hope that maybe someday it will help somebody else figure out their shit too.”

The video for album track “For The Record” features Dawn, the coolest of the cool with the most swagtastic vocal stylings and the punchiest lyrics, discovering the infidelity of a cheating lover. For the record, she wins.

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