Listen to Margo Price perform “Lydia”

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The single is taken from Margo Price’s 2023 album, “ Strays »

Margo Price made an appearance at Daily Show to present his moving single “ Lydia » and discuss his music with host Sarah Silverman. Margo Price performed the song, a moving track about women’s rights, solo with an acoustic guitar.

Lydia ” was written several years ago after the singer was struck by inspiration while walking past a women’s health clinic while on tour. She finally recorded it last year for her latest album, Strays, released in January. Roe v. Wade had not yet been repealed when ” Lydia » was written and recorded. Today, it seems like a strangely accurate prediction.

The song seems like a premonition now, with women’s rights being trampled and all the abortion bans happeningPrice said in a statement at the time of the song’s release. When I listen to it, I hear what can go through a woman’s mind when she has to make a difficult decision about her body, her choices and her future. »

Margo Price sat down with current late night show host Ms. Silverman to talk about Straysfrom his memoirs Maybe We’ll Make It and what it’s like to be a liberal in the country world. She also described how psychedelic experiences led her to quit alcohol and write this record.

Over the summer, Price announced Strays II, an extension of Strays with nine new songs that come in the form of three separate acts. She also collaborated with Jessi Colter, producing and contributing vocals, guitar and percussion to her album, Edge of Forever.

In May, the singer wrote a personal essay for WECB on gun control after the Covenant shooting. The essay discusses gun violence, protests in Nashville, and white privilege.


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