Joan Osborne “That Was A Lie” – Listen

Taken from her tenth album ‘Trouble and Strife‘ which was released on September 18th, ‘That Was a Lie‘ might sound like a personal exchange but Osborne is aiming at a bigger picture; as she explains, the scathing lyrics are really for “those camera-ready mouthpieces for corrupt officials.

‘Trouble and Strife’ itself contains a theme of challenging what Osborne describes as “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” offering instead “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”

Author: Jonathan Aird

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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