Listen to the Mother of All Playlists
the aforementioned Anais MitchellBut we made the cut, along with an eclectic group of artists such as: 2 packs, Brandi Carlyle and beyonce. Mamma Mia, let’s go.
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1. Kacey Musgraves: “Mother”
The shortest, most concise song on Kacey Musgraves’ 2018 album, Golden Hour, is also the most emotional. “I just sit here and think about the passing time and how I miss my mother,” sings the country rebel in a heartbreaking mournful voice, before a generation zoom out and imagine that your mother probably does the same.Musgraves is Said “Mother” is one of the “Golden Hour” songs she wrote while tripping on LSD, but don’t tell your mother that part. (listen on youtube)
2. Beverly Glenn-Copland: “La Vita”
Pioneering composer and new-age artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland has experienced a long-delayed but well-deserved rise in popularity in recent years, thanks to a string of reissues and an enthusiastic following of younger generations of musicians. have experienced. The enchanting “La Vita” from Copeland’s 2004 self-released album, Primal Prayer, features operatic vocals from soprano Maggie Hollis, over which Copeland sings a moving lyric, ending with a deep and grounded recollection: “Enjoy life.” (Remember this refrain, it will come up again later in this playlist.) (listen on youtube)
3. Brandi Carlyle: “The Mother”
With this beautifully written standout song from her 2018 album By the Way, I Forgive You, Carlyle doesn’t express the experience of motherhood on the surface, but that’s what it is. , giving it a lively honesty and conveying that warmth as something more powerful. than an empty feeling. “They still have the morning paper and coffee and time,” she sings of her childless, “rough” friends. But since the birth of her daughter, she has realized that although she has lost much, she has also gained much. “All the wonders I have seen will be seen again from within your eyes.”listen on youtube)
4. Merle Haggard: ‘Mom Tried’
“Instead of a life sentence, I spent anywhere from one year to 15 years in prison.” He admitted that there was some dramatization of how he spent his time. “Couldn’t rhyme.” The title sounds lip-smackingly repentant, but at least he doesn’t. blame she! — Haggard still sounds brutal on this 1968 hit. A more sincere Mother’s Day gift arrived much later, in 1981, when he released the gospel album Songs for the Mama That Tried, with the gentle Flossie May on the cover. A harp also appeared. (listen on youtube)