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Lilly Hiatt's third LP, Trinity Lane, is an intensely personal, autobiographical 12-song set produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, who is also featured as a musician throughout and joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on album track "Everything I Had." Citing the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, Hiatt’s love of the ‘90s alt-rock she was raised on shines through with distressed guitars and urgent backbeats – but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs.

Of the album, Hiatt says, "Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I’ve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I’d had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn’t talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself."