Mavis Staples – We Get By
New album written and produced by Ben Harper, which will be released by the Grande Dame of Blues and Soul on her 80th birthday. The claim of a soulful sound influenced by soul, funk and gospel in combination with committed political statements within songs that spread optimism as well as thoughtfulness.
The power of Staple's voice is still unbroken and stunning, perhaps her voice has become even better through the age rings. The texts contain equally strong messages and critical statements, but also give cause for hope and departure. Completely timeless.