Margo Price recently released a new single, “Lydia,” a prescient story of the decisions a woman has to make about her body, choices and future.
Recorded in 2021 and written years before the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the story illustrates the internal strife of a struggling woman who finds herself pregnant and unable to raise a child.
“The song feels like a premonition now, with women’s rights being stripped and all the abortion bans happening,” said Price. “When I listen back, I hear what might go through a woman’s mind when she has a difficult decision to make about her body, her choices and her future,” added the Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and author.
Price also shared an accompanying video that shows her performing a stunning live rendition of the song backed by a string quartet of Chauntee Ross, Nicole Neely, Kristin Weber and leader Larissa Maestro.
The single is the latest preview of her upcoming album Strays.
Scheduled for release on January 13, the album marks the loudest and most liberating music by Price.
She is set to kick off a U.S. Tour in support of the album later this month, which will culminate at Ryman Auditorium in early March.
With support from Jessi Colter, Kam Franklin, Lola Kirke, Tre Burt and others, Price will perform on more than 30 dates across the country for the ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off Tour.
The shows are on sale at margoprice.net/#tour.
(Photo: Alysse Gafkjen)
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