She recorded her first acoustic demos — which became the 2014 EP “I Can Feel You In My Hair Still” — in her mom’s laundry room, and the EP’s online release received early attention from music publications.
Together with guitarist Colin Kupson, Reynolds wrote and recorded her second EP, 2015’s “We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed” with Jake Ewald (Modern Baseball, Slaughter Beach, Dog) The album was named after a friend’s yearbook message, and ultimately became a memorial line after their passing. “We Have No Future” ushered in a dark, dream-pop that countered but didn’t overwhelm the act’s folk roots, and highlighted the impending sense of doom adolescents face at the cusp of adulthood. In 2016, Reynolds emerged once again as a solo artist occupied with self-love and healing. The result of these occupations was “Sunset Blush.” She recorded the album with Kyle Pulley of Thin Lips, who acted as a collaborator, at Headroom Studios in Philadelphia. The album was picked up by a label that later downsized, and Reynolds chose to self-release it on a vanity label she named Bug Crusher Records to stay true to the original April 2018 release date.
Now, she’s turning her eye towards pop music as the ultimate catharsis. - Caitlin Wolper