Today’s the day!
Allison Russell's new single "You’re Not Alone” featuring Brandi Carlile is out now!
A Note From Brandi:
Throughout the pandemic we live-streamed dozens of homespun shows from our barn to help keep our band and crew employed. What started as an effort to keep our people on the payroll, ended up becoming much more than that. For us, it gave us a purpose during a time when we felt absolutely rudderless, and for our audience, we hope we provided an antidote the the pain, confusion and struggle we were all collectively experiencing.
During that time, the artist community was called upon constantly by corporations to “play for free” and make our contribution for the greater good, which we did of course. But then we started to huddle and preserved or art for when it mattered the most. Our dear and extremely talented friend Allison Russell recorded a version of “You Are Not Alone” from her living room, so that we could include it in one of our Carlile Compound Quarantine episodes for @thebramily. The sentiment of this song provided so much hope and healing in our community.
When Allison asked me to sing with her on this reimagined version, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Thank you @AllisonRussell for letting me be a part of something so beautiful.
All proceeds from “You’re Not Alone” on @bandcamp will benefit the @Looking Out Foundations EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign.
- Brandi xo
A Note From Allison:
We are not alone.
We are not what we have lost.
We are more than the sum of our scars.
We are the dust of the stars, the bones of the Earth, the breath of the void, the expanse of our imaginations, the arc of art, the love in our hearts.
We lift each other up.
We are the “Beloved Community” every time we choose to be. Our Circle is battered and bloody but unbroken,whole. None above, none below— our one human family— equal under the listening sky.
I believe what Alice Walker wrote:
“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
Every child deserves to be loved and protected. Our families with LGBTQIA+ parents are just as precious.
No one should be forced into the sacred role of parenthood against their will.
Human Rights are worth fighting for.
We’ve come a long way but we must go farther still.
I am grateful to my chosen family, Brandi Carlile, for singing “You’re Not Alone” with me, for inspiring me everyday, for elevating everything, for leading the way.
We will not be turned back.
Love & Revolution
Proceeds from “You’re Not Alone” featuring @brandicarlile on @bandcamp will go to benefit the @lookingoutfoundation 's EveryTown For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign. - click here.
“You're Not Alone”
Written & produced by @allisonrussellmusic
Strings arranged by @larissamaestro & @sistastrings (@moniqueladora & @itschauntee )
Performed by ( in alphabetical order by first name)
Allison Russell: banjo, vocals
Brandi Carlile: vocals ( appears courtesy of Elektra Records)
Chauntee Ross : violin, vocals
Larissa Maestro : cello, vocals
@megbrittcole : drums & percussion
@meganelizabethmccormick : electric guitar, vocals
Monique Ross : cello, vocals
Recorded at @thisismoxe Nashville, TN
Producer: Allison Russell
Executive Producer: Carissa Stolting & Unmanageable
Engineered by @eboniesmithmusic
Assisted by @jamlin
Mixed by @mixerbell
Out now @fantasyrecords /