Tracey Thorn has had a very long and glorious music career and is an icon of British culture, most known as one half of the band Everything But the Girl with her husband Ben Watt. EBTG has been on extended hiatus since 2000 and since then Thorn has focused on releasing solo material, as well as doing quite a bit of writing, including two memoirs and a New Statesman column. Thorn recently returned to music with her fourth solo record since EBTG’s demise, titled Record. “Sister” is only one of the feminist songs on the album (in fact, they all are), but it may be the most stand-out and obviously defiant ones. An electro-pop number, the song features Corrine Bailey Rae on backing vocals. Lyrics like “You are the man, but I'm not your baby/I get so scared/I know you own the world/And I fight like a girl/But I am my mother/I am my mother now/I am my sister and I fight like a girl” evoke the strength of female solidarity. Record is out now on Merge.
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