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: