Why this album is a must-listen for anyone dealing with hardship
Amanda Shires, as was often the case with many musicians, found herself at one of the most difficult times in her life around two years back. Theaters around the globe were closed to stop the spread COVID. She was a Grammy winner. Grammy nominee contemplated quitting her job in the music business, but she found herself facing the unpredicted amount of time off. It was only when Lawrence Rothman, a Los Angeles musician who inspired her to compose and record her most diverseand deep album.
There are many things I would fight for. HuffPost spoke with the Nashville-based singer, fiddle player and songwriter The Highwomen. “Thank God for the gift of music. It will usually lead you into discussions, answers and working things out. We all go through struggles. There is no need to suffer through the negative things.
“The Sunset.” The -song collection features the title track and the sterling singles, “Bad Behavior” and “Hawk for the Dove.” Rothman is non-binary, and the new songs are the result of a collaboration. “They’re an enormous voice who aids me when I’ve attempted my patience too hard,” Shires said about working with Rothman. Check out the music video for “Take The Man’s Way” below.
After a year-long marriage to her fellow musician Jason Isbell, Shires releases her latest album to much critical acclaim. To those who have been following her music, this album can be described as an emotional awe and artistic triumph. This should help her become an attractive singer-songwriter open to exploring the darkest aspects of her heart in her music, just like Joni Mitchell or Dolly Parton. HuffPost’s Shires speaks candidly about her writing and recording experiences for the album as well as her anticipation for its debut.
Amanda Shires, who has been away from music for four years now, is learning how to embrace her love of music and hopes other Nashville musicians will rise up in the name of women’s rights to reproductive health. HuffPost interviewed Shires about her album “Take It Like a Man” about her relationship to Lawrence Rothman and why it is important that artists use their platforms to advocate for the cause of social justice.
They’re my champions in the room and aren’t too scared to be crazy. The most important thing is that you have someone who will be excited and happy with you. The camaraderie is there and encouragement. There is also a sense of “I will be there for you.” They went beyond the superficial discussion to explore my concerns and feelings about my human nature. It was refreshing shift. There’s plenty of positivity and a lot of understanding. If it weren’t for Lawrence, I won’t be recording or singing anything. This is why “Hawk for the Dove” My best-selling album, is so great.
Amanda Shires, a passionate and talented musician who uses her platform to create consciousness about social issues is obvious. She’s a great role model for other Nashville musicians, and her debut album is certain to inspire and encourage others to stand up and fight for their rights.