Allison Russell “Demons” – where’s the holy water?

Photo Credit: Dana Trippe, Glam by Uzo, Hair by Alexander Armand, Styled by Mecca Cox

We could waffle-waffle, pretending that both you dear reader and we have never really heard of Allison Russell and telling you about all the great people who are now her fans – Stephen Colbert, The New York Times, the Grammy committee and so many others.  But you know that we’ve loved her for years – what a singer, what a musician, what a top-notch person.  So that is a given.  We’re also pretty keen on her new album ‘The Returner‘ from which ‘Demons‘ is taken.  Want to hear what Allison has to say about the song?  Well, of course: “We all have our demons and there’s no spell to make them vanish for good. I’m not even sure we want such a spell. Demons have their uses. They just don’t get to call the shots anymore—WE PUT EM ON THE BUS BUT WE DIDN’T LET EM DRIVE — that’s what it comes down to. They don’t get to drive, and they can’t steal our joy. And yes that’s an Outkast homage at the end of the song.”

This great song features: Vocals and Clarinet by Allison Russell, Harmony Vocals by Chauntee Ross, Elenna Canlas, Larissa Maestro, Mandy Fer, Monique Ross, Percussion by Elizabeth Pupo-Walker, Piano by Lisa Coleman, Drums and Percussion by Megan Coleman, Bass by Meg McCormick and Acoustic Guitars by Wendy Melvoin.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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