Breanna Barbara "Big Bang Blues"
$1.00 - $12.00
Breanna Barbara "Big Bang Blues"
$1.00 - $12.00
Freeman Street Records is thrilled to announce our next vinyl release is Breanna Barbara's brand new single "Big Bang Blues" on a Classic Black Big Hole 45 RPM 7"
Available on all streaming platforms for the first time on September 4th, this is Breanna Barbara's first solo release in four years, after debuting on The CW's 'In The Dark' (Netflix/Hulu). We have been huge fans of Breanna's music for a long time now and are so happy to be working with her on the physical release for this evocative song.
For the A-side version of this single Breanna headed down to Nashville and enrolled The Raconteurs & Dead Weather's Jack Lawrence on the bass and Tall Juan on classical guitar for this new departure, which pulls her into a higher realm to explore the eternal question: what do I believe in? On the B-side, a vinyl-only exclusive of "Big Bang Blues (Alternate Version)" featuring just Breanna and Tall Juan Zaballa with a stripped-down sound.
We are proud to announce that for all pre-orders of this 7" placed on 9/4/2020, 100% of the profits will be donated to Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice. It is an organization that is close to Breanna's heart as they are focusing on the Breonna Taylor case and working on the ground in Kentucky putting pressure on local authorities there.
For all orders placed after 9/4/2020 a $1 will be invested to Until Freedom from every sale of the single. In addition, you can now add to your cart a "Name Your Price Donation" if you would like to further support this important cause.
At Until Freedom, they believe that those closest to the pain are closest to the solution, focusing on investing in those who are the most directly impacted by cyclical poverty, inequality, and state violence. They are a clearinghouse for advocates, new & budding activists, seasoned community organizers, students, movement lawyers, entertainers and artists, policy experts, formerly & currently incarcerated individuals, and survivors of gun violence to work linearly to uplift all of our people. Everyone is worthy, everyone is needed to win.
Breanna shares the following statement:
"Big Bang Blues, my new single is out everywhere today. 100% of the proceeds go to Until Freedom, an organization co-founded by the almighty Tamika Mallory fighting systemic and racial injustices in the United States as well as seeking justice in the Breonna Taylor case. You are welcome to donate as much as you want for the track as Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share today and every first Friday of the following months.
This song begins a new chapter for me while simultaneously returning to the very first one. When it comes to music, I have always processed my own emotions - be it heartbreak or grief - through song and guitar.
One of the many reasons I’ve always been called and influenced by the blues is because of the immense pain that comes through. As someone who isn’t Black and whose music is mostly influenced by Queer Black women I cherish and hold blues music with the greatest respect.
Though this song isn’t traditionally steeped in blues chords per-say it does still hold the title. It was one of the first songs I ever wrote & as I dive more into spiritual and celestial realms for this new chapter of my music I want to say a prayer and a great thank you to all those who have come before that inspired me to pick up a guitar and process my own mental health. It’s never easy but it is so needed.
With such chaos and pain in this world I often question, as I’m sure many of you have, why we are even here at all, feeling powerless to the evil powers among us, and confused on how to really help, all of which has led me to this song, Big Bang Blues. And though we may never have the answers, I can sometimes find momentary peace in singing the questions. Hopefully you can too."
A southern occultist juxtaposed in the middle of the city, Breanna Barbara writes songs that make your soul dance, songs that make you question how many lives you’ve led, and if you ever lived at all.
"Big Bang Blues" Side A
Breanna Barbara-Vocals, Guitar
Tall Juan Zaballa-Classical Guitar
Benjamin Trimble-Electric Guitar
Recorded & Produced by Andrija Tokic in Nashville, TN at The Bomb Shelter
Mastered by John Baldwin
"Big Bang Blues (Alternate Version) " Side B - Vinyl Exclusive Track
Recorded & Produced by Tall Juan Zaballa in Queens, NY
All songs Written & Performed by Breanna Barbara
200 Limited Edition Big Hole 45 RPM 7" on Classic Black Vinyl
Released September 4, 2020 digitally. Vinyl released January 2021