Colorado singer/songwriter Teressa Mahoney has created an album that speaks to anyone who enjoys music. With influences from artists like Taylor Swift and U2, Teressa’s upcoming album Disillusions, is out today August 27, and features songs that question the very fundamentals of her life. Each song on the album is poetic and well written and paired with a rhythm and melody of folk and Americana to make you tap your foot and bob your head. Every one is more beautiful than the last and you find yourself immersed within it. The first song of the album, “Always You” is about her relationship with God. When she felt pain, betrayed, or wounded, she discarded her feeling on God, that he wasn’t who she was raised to believe he was. “There was a sweet freedom that came with what felt like the casting off of chains,” she says, “but there was also an intense sense of being adrift.” Her song “American Elegy” is by far her most revealing in that it’s all about what America really is. The folk song truly points that mirror back at society and asks, is this really what you want to be? She sings “America the beautiful, is it really free?” and “even under spacious skies, I can’t breathe” to truly drive home the message. It’s by far one of the most moving songs on the album.
Her songs “Hey Honey” and “Good Good” are the most country pop in the album, ringing similar to Taylor Swift and Birdy. “Hey Honey” is all about the way women are viewed by not only society, but the church as well, that they need to stay in their lane and they are inherently weak. She sings it in such a way that’s all too similar to the patronizing voice of men. “Good Good” is about seeing and accepting people no matter our differences. She saw that we need to be listening to each other rather than brushing them off because they think differently. She says “It raised some serious questions in my heart regarding church. How can we be stingy about the love that Jesus offered so freely to everyone. How can we justify playing gatekeeper and deciding which people are allowed to receive acceptance and kindness?” Disillusions is one to keep your eyes peeled for. It’s a beautiful album that needs to be heard by everyone who has ears. It’s so important and poetic the way she conveys these ideas of love and kindness. She sees the injustice and malice of the world and wants us to be aware of it too. “This album is my bravest musical expression,” she reveals. “In the last five years, I’ve learned some powerful lessons. I was raised with particular convictions, but I’ve looked outside that bubble and seen how other people are affected by that thinking. I felt like I was betraying people staying with those beliefs, so I began questioning everything. If all of that was not truth, then what is truth? This album is about that process.” You can connect with Teressa Mahoney via the following links: