Mosa “Mama’s Got Brand New Shoes” – Listen

We could make the glib comment that she’s getting them for Christmas – but that’d be so patronising, wouldn’t  it?  And so against the intent of the song that’d it be doing it a sizable injustice.  Mosa is the band, the songwriter and singer is Melissa Frabotta, from New York.  This song is an empowering embracement of the end of the affair : “I’ll make this easy for the two of us / I’m so tired of you and you’re so tired of me / I’m going into town and Mama’s going to feel brand new“.

With buzzing guitar (courtesy of producer and guitarist Phil Anthony) and a tempo that never slows, ‘Mama’s Got Brand New Shoes‘ is an uplifting statement of freedom and renewal.  And, as folk rock with a rockabilly heart it’d be pretty dancable too – if you have a party to go to anytime in the next couple of weeks this could be your “banger“.

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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