Adia Victoria has shared her version of “You Was Born To Die” featuring Margo Price, Jason Isbell, and Kyshona Armstrong. The blues standard is set to appear on singer-songwriter’s third album, A Southern Gothic, out on Friday via Canvasback.
The telling of “You Was Born To Die” is engrossingly cinematic, further aided by the Joey Brodnax-directed video. Victoria joins a powerful chorus of voices alongside Armstrong and Price while Isbell provides Southern blues licks in the background.
Victoria says of the song in a statement,
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.
Watch the music video for Adia Victoria’s rendition of “You Was Born To Die”, featuring Margo Price, Jason Isbell, and Kyshona Armstrong, via the player below or listen on your preferred streaming platform. A Southern Gothic is available here to pre-order.
Adia Victoria – “You Was Born To Die” (ft. Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Kyshona Armstrong)
[Video: Adia Victoria]
[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]
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