Americana singer-songwriter Margo Price collaborated with Mavis Staples and Adia Victoria on a new benefit single called “Fight To Make It.” As the bright arrangements mix Memphis soul and Nashville twang, the three women offer perspectives told across generations and life experiences: “they say a woman’s place is in the home / before she disappeared she proved them wrong” sings Staples, while Victoria offers “for some it’s hard to understand what it’s like to be born with a losing hand.”
Ultimately the song offers a “keep up the fight” message, and is offered for sale on Bandcamp to benefit for the reproductive rights organization Noise For Now. In a statement on Bandcamp, Price says:
“Every day I see more of our rights stripped away in America. The right to reproductive health in this country has become a luxury for the wealthy. The United States has a higher maternal death rate than any other developed country. Black women in particular experience maternal mortality at a rate two to three times higher than white women. Tennessee now has stricter abortion laws than the Taliban. This should not be a political issue, or a religious issue, this is a human rights issue.
“When we stand together and sing together we are stronger. Massive thanks to my friend Adia Victoria for joining me and our mutual hero, the legendary Mavis Staples for adding the wisdom and strength of her voice. Her art and activism have long inspired me and I’m grateful for her contribution to the song.”
Listen to “Fight To Make It” below.