The State of Things
Just like you and me, songwriters walk through this world and pay attention to what they see, whether it’s in their own neighborhood or beaming in from across the globe on the news. And what they see is bound to filter into what they say in their songs. Among the new releases this week, we’ve got Will Hoge saying it straight (and including a copy of the Constitution with his album), Cat Power reckoning with the state of things today, and Hymn For Her finding the light in some dark topics. See what resonates with you in these releases, plus many more you can scroll through in this slideshow.