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“Make us work” is Virginia Fudge’s Plea to a Difficult Relationship

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Virginia Fudge is a singer/songwriter from St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. She is a teacher and mother who has been writing songs for ages but is just now releasing her first tracks for everyone else to hear. Virginia strives to reflect her authentic self in everything she does. Her creative team consists of all women: Meg Warren, Sage Kim, Steel Cut, and Sarah Pilgrim. Her upcoming EP, All these little games, will be released on March 12th, the week of International Women’s Day. The rainbows visible in her single album art are meant to recall the pride rainbow, an acknowledgement to a part of Virginia’s self.

“Make us work” is her first single after the release of her first album last month, and it’s the first single off of her upcoming EP. It’s a plea for a resolution, a hope that the weight of a long and difficult relationship can be lifted and that the relationship itself can be mended. A melancholic piano carries the undercurrent of the song. Virginia matches the atmosphere with solemn vocals as she reflects on the state of the relationship – what it was before and what it is now. As her plea enters the song, the pace quickens, driven by more percussive elements over the piano. She wants the relationship to work and for there to no longer be any hurt between them.

In the last minute and a half of the song, the pace quickens yet again and strings are introduced. The piano becomes deeper and more pronounced. Virginia’s voice takes a much lighter tone, even as she sings the same plea. With vocals reminiscent of Fiona Apple, Virginia ends the song on what seems to be a brighter note, even if the message is still the same.

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