Soul legend Mavis Staples has released a new song ‘All in it Together’, featuring and produced by Jeff Tweedy. Contributing backing vocals and guitar, Tweedy leads the way at first, until there’s this country rock thing that seems to go perfectly with the joyous singalong thing that they’ve created.
You can get it on Bandcamp, with proceeds from the song being donated to My Block, My Hood, My City – a Chicago organisation ensuring seniors have access to the essentials needed to fight COVID-19.
“The song speaks to what we’re going through now – everyone is in this together, whether you like it or not,” Staples explains. “It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what race or sex you are, where you live…it can still touch you. It’s hit so many people in our country and around the world in such a horrible way and I just hope this song can bring a little light to the darkness. We will get through this, but we’re going to have to do it together. If this song is able to bring any happiness or relief to anyone out there in even the smallest way, I wanted to make sure that I helped to do that.”
Check it out, here