One year after releasing their debut EP, Hannah Pruzinsky returned with a new single last November that will serve as the opening track to their first full-length under the h. pruz moniker, No Glory. Announced today, the record will drop March 29 via Mtn Laurel Recording Co., with Pruzinsky sharing production duties on the project with Told Slant’s Felix Walworth. The news also coincides with another album teaser in the form of second single “Hurting,” which straddles the line between Adrianne Lenker’s longing rural balladry and Lomelda’s left-of-center approach to folk music.
While No Glory mostly examines the dramatic change that’s marked the tumultuous period in Pruzinsky’s life since releasing the Again, There EP, “Hurting” meditates on unchangeable constants—as illustrated in the track’s placid video directed, shot and edited by Nara Avakian. “The video is this beautiful camcorder homage to Andy Warhol’s Screen Test: Ann Buchanan,” h. pruz shares of the black-and-white clip. “The end result is essentially a five-minute look into restraint, the very same feeling that is at the crux of the song. I spent those five minutes staring out my bedroom window at a small flickering candle in a window across the street, (mostly) unblinking. I think the beauty in this video is in its subtlety, forcing the viewer to really strain to see what is unable to remain below the surface, emotionally.”
Check it out below.