‘Treading Water’ is a serene song for a time of chaos, it’s lush guitar and soaring vocals guides the listener through imagery and metaphors for mental health. Bridget Allan plays all the instruments, composed and recorded this piece on the lands of the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. It is mixed/mastered by Calvin Lauber, who is best known as the producer and bass player for American indie artist, Julien Baker. This piece is the first of Bridget’s for a while to have such minimal instrumentation, no drums and minimal backing vocals. It is an intimate track and has lots of space for all the reverberating instruments to intertwine.
Bridget Allan is an indie/jazz-influenced singer-songwriter from the Mornington Peninsula. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Melbourne, specializing in Interactive Composition. Bridget is a regular in the local gig scene around Melbourne supporting the likes of Teenage Dads, Slowly Slowly, and The Hard Aches and also doing events for causes such as the main stage at Sea Shepherd’s Ocean Defence Tour, Paddle Out for Westernport, and gigs with Oxfam. The influences Bridget gives most credit to for her art are musicians such as Jeff Buckley, Camp Cope, Florence + the Machine, and Hiatus Kaiyote. Bridget has been recently working with producers Jordan Finlay (Teenage Dads) and Calvin Lauber (Julien Baker) for her original music, Bridget’s music has been played on Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, SYN TV, Triple R, RRR, PBS, and more.