Morning Edition Song Project Morning Edition asks musicians to write original songs that capture what life is like in the era of COVID-19.
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From left: Norman Spence, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Albert Allenback and Joshua Johnson are the New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas. Their new track for Morning Edition's Song Project was inspired by a collective feeling of restlessness in the COVID-19 era. Jamelle Tate/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tank And The Bangas Have 'Feelings' On The COVID-19 Era

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Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers are the veteran folk-rock duo Indigo Girls. Their new track for Morning Edition's Song Project was inspired by the collective feeling of restlessness in the COVID-19 era. Jeremy Cowart/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Indigo Girls' New Song Is About Patience And Fortitude In The COVID-19 Era

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Colin Meloy says that the idea for his new song came while watching a documentary on Slint's 1991 album Spiderland. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His New Song, Colin Meloy Gets Lost In 'Slint, Spiderland'

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"I think it's OK to have different views as long as you can come together and talk to each other with love," Devon Gilfillian says. "Me and my friend agreed to come together and have that conversation." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Devon Gilfillian Thinks The Pandemic Has Exposed The 'Cracks In The Ceiling'

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Rapper Christylez Bacon On His New Song About Inequality In Quarantine

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"I think it's important to talk about all chapters of history and from all perspectives — meaning not just from the perspective of the victors," Angelica Garcia says. Caitlyn Krone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse

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Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor Writes A New Song For A Troubled America

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