Pregnant’s first Mush release, Life Hard : I Try, consists of fourteen stuttery pop songs encompassing beautiful instrumentation, glitchy beats, and the unique voice of singer-songwriter-producer Daniel Trudeau. Written and recorded during a time of impending fatherhood and the start of his family, the album radiates opposing emotions. Songs feel heartwarming yet drip in a sense of isolation, as the artist's Neil Young-esque voice and storytelling are counterbalanced with experimental production and glitch-pop beats. Living life in the remote Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California makes a mark on every aspect of the music, art, and direction of the album and permeates the eclectic Pregnant sound. Local musician Raleigh Moncrief lent his hand to the recording process, and a number of other Northern California artists and musicians including Zac Nelson, Art Echternacht and Zack Pangborn contributed music or provided art for the release. A devastatingly personal album, Life Hard : I Try is inventive, addictive, and completely refuses to be pinned down by genre.