Brandy Zdan: “To me, this ended up being a guitar record, because of the range of emotions in the instrument. It's a vehicle for my grief and anger”

Brandy Zdan
(Image credit: Alysse Gafkjen)

This article is part of Guitar World's series of interviews and features with artists addressing and raising awareness around themes of mental health, particularly as they relate to musicians.

As a member of The Trishas, a producer, and certainly as a solo artist, Brandy Zdan developed a reputation as a “badass rocker chick,” a label she wore with pride on her first two albums: 2015’s self-titled debut and 2018’s Secretear

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including,, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer,, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.