For her new album Manifestra – the follow-up to 2009′s Hundreds Of Lions (excluding last year’s F*ck That! anti-holiday album, that is) – Erin McKeown has attempted to bring together “her political and musical selves” with a lush, vibrant set of songs created with friends and funded by her fans. Grounded by layered percussion and punctuated by bursts of horns, ‘The Jailer’ is a bright and lively creation that carries a serious message about the nature of power and the consequences of control (“In his secret heart the jailer knows / how like he is his prisoners / though he sleeps on finest sheets / his dreams will make him nervous”).
Speaking to NPR, Erin had this to say about the track:
Manifestra is released on January 15 through Erin’s own TVP Records. Catch her playing at London’s tiny Green Note on February 5 – but be quick as only a few tickets remain!
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