Rosie Tucker Unveils New Song ‘Barbara Ann’

    Rosie Tucker has shared a new song called ‘Barbara Ann’. It’s taken from the Los Angeles artist’s upcoming third album, Sucker Supreme. Check it out below.

    Tucker explained in a statement about the track:

    I have many vivid memories of visiting my maternal grandparents who worked out a living on a farm in northeast Illinois. I was allowed total freedom to roam. Once, in complete secrecy, I laid an open palm on the electric wire that ran around the property even though I’d been told a million times not to. I desired the knowledge more than I feared my parents. The shock felt like falling to the ground from a great height. I didn’t cry and I didn’t tell a soul for many years.

    The song is about the Midwest, how corn and soy monoculture relate both to wider industrial food systems and to farmers trying to make a living. It’s about my grandmother, a working-class woman who spent every second working, not just the work of mucking the chicken house and raising children but of imbuing a hard life with sweetness for herself and her daughters, the work of reminding them that survival means laughing a lot and refusing to yield to the will of any man, be it boss or husband.

    Sucker Supreme arrives on April 30 via Epitaph. It includes the previously released singles ‘Habanero’, ‘Ambrosia’, ‘Brand New Beast’, and the Jeffrey Lewis cover ‘Arrow’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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