Today, musician Amanda Shires releases a new rendition of, “Our Problem,” featuring world-renowned female artists. Joining forces with Cyndi Lauper, Angie Stone, K.Flay, Lilly Hiatt, Linda Perry, Morgane Stapleton, Nona Hendryx, Peaches and Valerie June, as well as The track also features Sheryl Crow on bass, Jason Isbell on guitar, Peter Levin on keys and Chris Powell on drums, the song celebrates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
“I’m very grateful to have so many of my sisters joining me for ‘Our Problem,’” Shires says. “The issue of women’s rights and reproductive health affects us all. ‘Our Problem’ represents women of all generations, musical genres and communities. Music has the power to bridge gaps and bring people together and I hope that ‘Our Problem’ reminds you that we are all in this world together and that we can be there for one another no matter what. You are never alone, and I’M ON YOUR SIDE.”
The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and violinist began her career playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys; and has toured with the likes of John Prine, Todd Snider, and much more. She has released five albums, the most recent being 2018’s To The Sunset, which was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Dave Cobb. In 2017 Shires was named the Americana Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year and supported John Prine on tour.
Last year, the single was initially released, and critically-appraised, on International Safe Abortion Day, with proceeds benefitting The Yellowhammer Fund in Alabama. Tonight, she will be performing alongside her husband, Jason Isbell, on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
Listen to the new rendition of “Our Problem,” available on all streaming platforms: