There’s a new @brandicarlile out called In These Silent Days. As usual it is magnificent. Bless this amazing singer, the Twins, their collective songwriting, and performance. I can count on one hand the performers who have impressed me this much.
Brandi Carlile Covers Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” Live on the Stern Show (2018)
Brandi Carlile with Hozier “The Joke” Live at Newport Folk Festival, July 28, 2019
Published on Feb 16, 2018
Lyrically, the song uplifts people who struggle to fit the molds made for them by modern society. Carlile said on NPR of the track, “There are so many people feeling misrepresented [today] … So many people feeling unloved. Boys feeling marginalized and forced into these kind of awkward shapes of masculinity that they do or don’t belong in … so many men and boys are trans or disabled or shy. Little girls who got so excited for the last election, and are dealing with the fallout. The song is just for people that feel under-represented, unloved or illegal.”
Brandi Carlile: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Published on Jul 13, 2012