"We're still a bar band at heart," says Emily Saliers, ahead of Indigo Girls' 16th album, Look Long. "Today, we joke about being old, but what is old when it comes to music? We're just as inspired by younger artists, and the passion feels the same as it did when we were 25 years-old."
And with that spirit, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers told themselves they "weren't going to put boundaries on what an Indigo Girls song should be."
Produced by John Reynolds at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios in Bath, England, Look Long was born from a need to sing songs and bolster each other. "People can feel lost in these times," Saliers explains. "Let's lament our limitations, but let's also look beyond what's right in front of us, take the long view of things, and strive to do better."
In 1999, Reynolds produced Indigo Girls' beloved album, Come On Now Social, a time described by Ray as "one of the most important moments in our musical growth." They've reunited with that same band: Reynolds on drums, bassist Clare Kenny, keyboardist Carole Isaacs, cellist Caroline Dalea and guitarist Justin Adams, joined by their longtime violinist, Lyris Hung and vocalists Lucy Wainwright Roche and Lucy Jules (George Michael). Before flying to England, the two had agreed, "Whatever happens in the studio will happen," says Saliers. "A lot of magic unfolded because of that decision."
- Shit Kickin'
- Look Long
- Howl At The Moon
- When We Were Writers
- Change My Heart
- K.C. Girl
- Country Radio
- Feel This Way Again
- Favorite Flavor
- Sorrow And Joy
RIYL: k.d. Lang, Melissa Etheridge