Richmond, Virginia singer-songwriter Natalie Prass is releasing her sophomore album, The Future and the Past, this June. Our song of the day is "Sisters," the second single shared from the forthcoming album. The feminist anthem comes with a video featuring animation from Jordan Bruner. Prass had this to say about "Sisters": "This song was written right after 45 was elected. I was raised in an environment where 'women can't do this or that.' It was around me in my personal life, but was also deeply built in the culture around me. It resulted in me thinking (sadly up until recently) to be a girl meant to be weak. I was rebellious and confused on what being a woman meant for me in life. A lot of women can't relate to my situation, and I commend you, but I know a lot of women and girls out there can relate to my story. I now know more than ever that women are a force to be reckoned with, and we can change this world for the better. I desperately needed an anthem after Nov. 6. 2016. All of my past ghosts that I thought I had overcome came back to haunt me and I was paralyzed for months. This song was my warrior cry when I was losing hope. We demand equality for all marginalized groups, we demand safety in our neighborhoods, we demand safe health care and proper family leave, we demand better public schools for all classes, we demand equal pay & safety in our place of work. There are solutions to these issues and we need to stick together to solve them. When one ship rises, we all rise. Keep your sisters close. WE ARE WORLD WIDE WORLD CLASS." The Future and the Past is out June 1 via ATO.
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "The Great Pixley Train Robbery" by Cass McCombs, from the 2019 album Tip of the Sphere on A...
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "No Halo" by Kevin Morby, from the 2019 album Oh My God on Dead Oceans.
Today's song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Old Man" by Stella Donnelly, from the 2019 album Beware of the Dogs on Secretly Canadian.