Nashville-based singer-songwriter Rachel Baiman powerfully performs music from her new album, Cycles. This fearlessly political songwriter was hailed as the voice of female defiance for her debut, Shame, which decried “old white men who look happily onto others from above”. Her recent approach is more personal but no less provocative. “White is the colour they’re so proud of/Well, white ain’t a colour, just the absence of’, she opines in ‘Wyoming Wildflowers’. Other songs are inspired by close relatives’ experiences and her music addresses the ways we destroy each other and rebuild as individuals, families and nations.
“By confronting tragedy and pain, she controls the conversation rather than be consumed by it” (No Depression)