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Upper left: Lucy Dacus; top right: Madi Diaz; bottom right: Luna Li; bottom left: illuminati hotties
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Lucy Dacus starts off this week's All Songs Considered with a song recorded during the sessions for her 2021 autobiographical album Home Video. "Kissing Lessons" recounts seven-year-old Lucy Dacus' desire and apprehension to learn how to kiss.
There's a new stand-alone track from illuminati hotties and you don't often get a better song title than "Sandwich Sharer." Recorded during her 2021 album sessions for Let Me Do One More, this funny little song from Sarah Tudzin tries to capture what Sarah tells us is a "tumultuous brand of nostalgia – feeling done, but not quite over it."
We also hear a dream-come-true collaboration from Madi Diaz as she teams up with Waxahatchee. The two are on tour together and Madi Diaz says the 2021 Waxahatchee album Saint Cloud was the soundtrack of her life these last couple of years. We hear them partnering on the song "Resentment (New Feelings Version)."
Another joint venture comes from the Korean-Canadian singer Luna Li. "Silver Into Rain" features her own dream collaboration with the Filipino-British singer beabadoobee.
River Whyless have a song with a mind-blowing backstory. The inspiration came from a page from a book bassist Daniel Shearin discovered floating in a pond. The words on the page read, "Peace Is Every Step." It's the title to Zen master, spiritual leader and author Thich Nhat Hanh and became the basis for the opening track to River Whyless' next album Monoflora.
And from the thoughtful, gentle folk of River Whyless I take us out on a true legend, with the sounds of Norma Waterson. Norma Waterson passed away on January 30th and I've been thinking a lot of her influence on the British folk scene in the 1960s and on artists such as Richard Thompson, Simon and Garfunkel, Sandy Denny, Bob Dylan and continuing today in music by River Whyless. You'll hear the tune "Bright Shiny Morning."
Featured Artists And Songs:
1. Lucy Dacus: "Kissing Lessons" (Single)
2. illuminati hotties: "Sandwich Sharer" (Single)
3. Madi Diaz w/ Waxahatchee: "Resentment (New Feelings Version)" (Single)
4. Luna Li (ft. beabadoobee): "Silver Into Rain," from Duality
5. River Whyless: "Heaven and Light," from Monoflora
6. Norma Waterson: "Bright Shiny Morning," from Bright Shiny Morning