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Metallica Bassist’s Wife, Chloe Trujillo, Releases New Album, Mothers Of A New Nation

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A number of my family members can’t hold a tune or even clap along to a song in-time. Meanwhile the Trujillos are out there probably sending videos of Christmas carols with multi-part harmonies to all of their loved ones. Wanna share some talent with the rest of us?

The best known Trujillo is Robert, of course, who before joining Metallica in 2003 played bass for Suicidal Tendencies and Ozzy Osbourne. His son, Tye, has made waves recently filling in for Korn and Suicidal. But it’s Chloe, Robert’s husband and Tye’s mother, who just released a new album of her own, Mothers of a New Nation, her second full-length effort. Robert and Tye both appear on the album, as do drummer Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland.

Chloe says of her latest release:

“I’ve been writing songs for years, most of them I was too afraid to share with the world. This lockdown forced me outside of my comfort zone in so many ways and I’m excited to finally metaphorically give birth to this album surrounding esoteric and modern life subjects. I channelled the lyrics in my painting sessions and musically incorporated them in with beats, metal riffs, spoken words, unusual melodies, and even some violin. [Producer] Tommy D. [Daughtery] and I started working on the album pre-COVID, right as we began recording the drums and guitars lockdown happened! This motivated me to learn how to use a DAW and to finish the songs all on my own by creating a music space in my art studio. I’ve been recording music every day at home since. As much as I am excited to release ‘Mothers Of A New Nation’, I am equally excited for all the possibilities this new found freedom and independence has given me to create musically on my own terms. More to come….”

Seven of the LP’s nine tracks were released as singles prior to the album so there’s a whole lot of material already out there to check out. Musically I’m getting ’90s alt-girl kinda vibes, ala The Breeders, Belly, etc. I dig Chloe’s light-hearted, playful approach to vocal delivery, even if it’s a bit uneven at times.

Give a few of the singles a spin below. More info is available here.

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