Title - The Most Dangerous Woman in America
Artist - Laura Meade
For those unaware, Laura Meades new studio album, The Most Dangerous Woman in America (out May 21st, 2021 on Doone Records), marks Meades follow up to her solo debut, 2018s Remedium and 2019s Dont Panic with New York progressive rock septet IZZ.
The Most Dangerous Woman in America, co-written with IZZ bandmate John Galgano between March and December of 2020, explores the story of a woman whose voice was silenced and whose story was all but forgotten by her own country.
As we wrote the music and lyrics for this album, John and I realized that the concept and story that inspired us was not just the story of one woman, but also the story of all of those who stay true to themselves regardless of the cost, says Meade.
There have been so many people throughout history many of them women who stand up for themselves, stand up for what they believe in, and experience great pain and suffering for doing so, their memories and voices lost along the way to gossip and rumor, she continues.
I hope that this album, in some small way, honors and gives voice to the forgotten.
1. On the Shores of the Seine
3. Burned at the Stake
5. End of the Road in Hollywood
6. Doesnt Change a Thing
7. The Most Dangerous Woman in America
8. The Shape of Shock
9. Forgive Me
10. Tell Me, Love
Opening on the short, but oh-so atmospherically sweet waves of On the Shores of the Seine and the simply pulsating Leaving, the Carpenter-esque, cinematically rhythmic undertow of Burned at the Stake is up next and is followed by the serene majesty of Iconoclast and then the jittered electro pop beats of End of the Road in Hollywood are brought forth.
Next up is the euphoric ballad Doesnt Change a Thing and the evocative magnificence, and vibrantly euphoric beats of the title track The Most Dangerous Woman in America, which are in turn followed by the swirling, hypnotic beats of The Shape of Shock, with the album rounding out on the mysteriously passionate flair of Forgive Me, closing on the delicate piano ballad Tell Me, Love.
This album was written to honor the forgotten: those whose stories remain untold, whose lives have been neutralized by those with unchecked power, says Meade.
Meade is joined on the album by IZZ members Tom Galgano (Keyboards, Production), Brian Coralian (V-Drums), John Galgano (Bass).
Laura Meades new album The Most Dangerous Woman in America comes packaged with a beautiful 12-page booklet with lyrics and liner notes.
There will also be a 180-gram vinyl edition of Laura Meades new album, made soon available.
Burned at the Stake - Laura Meade [Official Video]
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