Laurel Canyon inspired Americana from Margo Price’s new album ‘Strays’. The video for ‘Radio’ finds Price home alone in a pink cottage smoking weed and dancing in her undies as co-writer Sharon Van Etten beams in on a vintage TV singing close harmony. Flipping a finger to critics who would change her looks and her music, Price sings about the joys of ignoring them and spending quiet time alone listening to her radio.
“To me, this song is about turning down the noise and opinions of my haters and people who try to tear me down. It’s about having confidence in yourself and your vision. It’s also a pun about being naked that I lifted from Marilyn Monroe,” Margo said of the track. “There’s a real freedom about being completely truthful about who I am, flaws and all and that’s what I was trying to capture in this song. The melody came to me when I was walking in the woods. I hummed the tune into my phone and when I got home, I picked up the guitar and made a demo. I sent it to Sharon and asked for her feedback, which she graciously gave. She helped me write some of the words and then went into the studio adding multiple layers of harmonies. Her voice is so strong, so haunting, when she sent me back the demo of her singing it, I got chills all over. I knew right then that this song had to go on the album.”
In addition to releasing ‘Strays’ Price has also recently published a memoir, started a podcast, and launched a line of cannabis products as well as a new line of merch inspired by the mushroom trip that kicked off her writing sessions for this record. Picking up where her canceled 2020 tour left off, Price and her band hit the road for an extensive U.S. tour through the rest of 2023.