In a career that has spanned over 25 years, DiFranco has released more than 20 studio albums, as well as live albums, EPs, and collaborations. Many of her songs have been woven with her views on the issues she’s passionate about, Trickle Down discusses racism and gentrification, while To the Teeth speaks about the need for gun control, and In or Out questions society’s traditional sexuality labels.
DIY pioneer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco continues to advocate for women even more strongly in light of the November 2016 election. Play God (from last year’s full-length release) was the first new Ani DiFranco music to be released since her ALLERGIC TO WATER album in 2014.
About the track, DiFranco claims, “Play God is a song that recognizes reproductive freedom as a civil rights issue. As a society, it is time to acknowledge that unless a woman is in control of her own reproduction, she is not free, and it is the responsibility of our American government to protect and ensure the freedom of all American citizens. It is time we get serious about addressing and achieving this great unfinished business of civil rights in America. The true emancipation and equality of women is dependent on it.”
In Europe Play God represents the first release from a joint venture between Aveline Records and Righteous Babe. Aveline Records is a recently established label created by long time Righteous Babe European representative Ian Blackaby, Lizzie Evans of Evans Above PR and Immy Doman co-founder of the legendary Green Note venue in London’s Camden town.
Now touring with the songs from 2017 release Binary, Ani will be reflecting on the state of the world in respect to nation, feminism, sex and gender politics and the spectrum of human emotion. All set to driving beats and soulful melodies, with a poetry and lyricism rarely matched.
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