Saturday, April 24, 2021

“Diamond Studded Shoes” by Yola

Yola’s got a big voice and she’s using it to get our attention for things she cares about, so listen up.

"Everybody's saying/
That it’s gonna be alright/
But I can't help but wonder/
If it's gonna be on my dime" 

She declares “this song explores the false divides created to distract us from those few who are in charge of the majority of the world’s wealth and use the ‘divide and conquer’ tactic to keep it. This song calls on us to unite and turn our focus to those with a stranglehold on humanity.” This message is delivered in a three and a half minute rollicking pop soul tune featuring some stinging slide guitar and outstanding vocal harmonies. Here’s the video and the song:


 The album is Stand For Myself and it's due out July 30 on Easy Eye Sound (Dan Auerbach also produced). She'll also be out on tour later this year in support. Looking forward to hearing more, this is a strong start.

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