Amythyst Kiah Reshapes Her Protest Song ‘Black Myself’ And It Is A Banging Version

Since the 2019 release of the spectacular album Songs Of Our Native Daughters we have been following the outstanding and powerful voice of Amythyst Kiah as well as the voices of her fellow musicians that made up the band behind the album, namely Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell.

Now Kiah has reimagined and reshaped one of the standout tracks on the before mentioned album, a song she herself had been carrying around in her mind for some time before releasing it with the band.

Black Myself is a powerful expression of how it can be to live life as a black LGBTQ+ woman in the Southern parts of the US and one of the singles of Kiah’s newly released album Wary + Strange.

“I don’t pass the test of the paper bag
‘Cause I’m black myself
I pick the banjo up and they sneer at me
‘Cause I’m black myself
You better lock your doors when I walk by
‘Cause I’m black myself
You look me in my eyes but you don’t see me
‘Cause I’m black myself”

Kiah’s voice soars and rips through the song in front of hard hitting drums and groovy strings. This woman is a star in the making and fortunately, it seems she will use her talents, in future projects, to make a positive impact and create change in this world. Check out the song below and be sure to check out her new album via her webpage.

✊ ✊ ✊ ✊ ✊

Help us produce more content like this. Shouts - Music from the Rooftops! is a big project with a small set of tools. If you would like to see more protest music interviews and news then please consider being a part of the project by supporting Shouts on Patreon! We also encourage you to share the articles on social media because in that way you participate in sharing the music and message of the artists. Thank you!
+ posts

Leave a Reply