Adia Victoria will release her new album, A Southern Gothic. Today she reveals a new single off the LP, her take on Ernest B McTell’s “You Was Born To Die.” The track and accompanying video feature guest appearances by Jason Isbell, Margo Price, and Kyshona Armstrong. Adia shares:
“Last year the lessons I have learned on my walk in the blues—the business of love, lies, loss and spectacular death—surrounded my every waking though like armor. In a society that attempts so suppress death into the unspoken, the blues has allowed me to death in dance’s face and sing her entire name.
“You Was Born To Die” is a celebration of the impermanence of any imprint we hope in vain to leave on this world. Like any blues worth the name, it is an invitation to stand apart and stare askew back on a world become ridiculous.
I asked Kyshona and Margo Price to join me in the Blueswomen work of singing herself beyond the regard of their men.
I invited Jason Isbell to join us in these blues because he make a guitar talk like it can speak to the devil.”