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Top row, left to right: Margo Price, Tianna Esperanza, renforshort; bottom row, left to right: The Mountain Goats, Indigo Sparke
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Margo Price has a potent message to kick off this edition of All Songs Considered. The song "Fight to Make It" was written with her husband, Jeremy Ivey and cries out about the many issues around race, gender, and class that divide our country. Margo tells us the story of this song, originally written with the voice of Ronnie Spector in mind. After Ronnie Spector's death earlier this year, Margo reached out to Mavis Staples & Adia Victoria to fill the void with stunning results. Proceeds for the song go to the non-profit organization NOISE FOR NOW.
The prolific talents of John Darnielle are on full display on The Mountain Goats' new song, "Training Montage." We then hear more energetic sounds from Tianna Esperanza who is the granddaughter of the drummer and songwriter for the '70s post-punk bands The Slits and The Raincoats. Tianna pays homage to her grandmother in her song, "Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince." We also hear music from the debut album by the Toronto musician renforshort. The song, "i miss myself," sets the tone for the album's take on mental health.
Basketball takes center stage in a new song from Wilder Maker. The song, "Against the Numbers," features singer Katie Von Schleicher and is a nod to all the talented players who are judged on statistics and don't get the credit they deserve because their performance simply doesn't show up in the box score.
The Australian musician Indigo Sparke played a Tiny Desk concert a few years back with accompaniment from Big Thief's Adrian Lenker. Now, for her new album Hysteria, Indigo Sparke has teamed up with The National's Aaron Dessner for the powerful tune, "Pressure in My Chest." The video below is definitely worth a watch.
Featured Songs And Artists:
1. Margo Price: "Fight to Make It (feat. Mavis Staples & Adia Victoria)" (Single)
2. The Mountain Goats: "Training Montage," from Bleed Out
3. Tianna Esperanza: "Princess Slit and the Raincoat Prince" (Single)
4. renforshort: "i miss myself," from dear amelia
5. Wilder Maker: "Against Numbers (feat. Katie Von Schleicher)," from Male Models
6. Indigo Sparke: "Pressure in My Chest," from Hysteria