Under the label Daemon Records, Amy Ray worked on an album of 11 songs and a cover which sounds more folk than her tracks in duet with Emily Saliers, her partner of the « Indigo Girls », or of her previous solo recordings which until now sounded rock and punk.
"I've lived in a rural area for about 20 years now, and it has definitely affected my writing a lot, because I'm around a lot of bluegrass musicians all the time," she told USAToday. "On this record, I really tried to make it storytelling, and not gender-specific or sexuality-specific. When I do my rock and punk solo stuff, it's very driven by a politicized, rebellious idea about gender fluidity, sexuality and human rights. It's an arena, for me, that's very strident.
"Country music is such a populist music. Sometimes you just want it to be the story you're going to tell the guy sitting next to you at the diner who is a member of the NRA and voted a straight-ticket Republican, and you're this left-wing, queer, aging dyke, and you have this thing in common. I love that! That's where I live," she explained.
Here is a behind-the-scene of this new album: