Strays (Shrimp Coloured LP)
From navigating her way through multiple lifetimes’ worth of loss, lies, failure and substance abuse, she has learned how to let go of trauma, pain and addiction, and this collection of ten original songs serves as a celebration of freedom in its many, feral forms.
Extracting herself from expectations, musical genre and the material desires that drive the world, Price tackles demons of self-image, self-worth and more that came in the wake of her recent decision to quit drinking. She sings unabashedly about orgasms, love and bodily autonomy, all over her most layered, sonically ambitious and singular arrangements to date.
Margo Price began writing for Strays in the summer of 2020, not long after the arrival of her enthusiastically reviewed That’s How Rumors Get Started. She wanted to go deeper into rock n’ roll, and dive guitar-first into psychedelia. “I wanted the album to feel like a lifetime,” she says, “or a 10-hour hallucination where you remember everything again.”
1. Been To The Mountain
2. Light Me Up (ft. Mike Campbell)
3. Radio (ft. Sharon Van Etten)
4. Change of Heart
5. County Road
6. Time Machine
7. Hell In The Heartland
8. Anytime You Call (ft. Lucius)