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Veronica Swift

This Bitter Earth

  • Type CD
  • Label Mack Avenue
  • UPC 0673203117723
  • Catalog number MAC 1177
  • Release date 19 March 2021
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About the album

Whereas Veronica Swift's 2019 Mack Avenue Records debut, Confessions, contained songs that played out like pages from her personal diary, on this captivating follow-up, This Bitter Earth, she flips the script by crafting an ingenious song cycle that tackles sexism ["How Lovely to Be a Woman"], domestic abuse ["He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)"], environmental issues, racism, xenophobia ["You've Got to Be Carefully Taught"] and the dangers of fake news ["The Sports Page"].

Accompanied by a team of kindred spirts that includes pianist Emmet Cohen, guitarist Armand Hirsch and flutist Aaron Johnson, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Bryan Carter, Swift curates material that covers multiple genres, including jazz, American musicals, vintage R&B and contemporary rock.
 

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