‘How Do You Think It Should Be?’ is the debut album from South Australian indie-Americana band Sturt Avenue. Sturt Avenue is an Adelaide-based collective led by SCALA award-winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden and supported by a cast of family and friends,built from a strong foundation of community.
Bryn explains: “The album title is in essence the question I was asking each of the band members as we brought these songs together. While the lyrics and chord progressions were written by me, when it came to the process of turning them into actual real-life songs, my goal was to give everybody the space to do what they do best. I wanted this record to feel like a band record rather than a singer-songwriter one.”
Catalogued across these eleven tracks is a true account of an awkward transition to adulthood, complete with love, nostalgia, sorrow, heartache, joy, yearning and profound happiness. The album is infused with indie-folk, Americana, country, rock and blues sounds, and draws influence from Conor Oberst, The Mountain Goats and Big Smoke.
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