Many people already associate actor Lola Kirke with musical prodigiousness because of her starring role in Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, but on this episode of Soul Sisters she tells us about her IRL blossoming music career, with an impactful new music video out for her single "Monster" and a debut LP coming later this year. And it's a career that has caught our attention not only on its own artistic merits but because Kirke has quite intentionally put other women front and center of her projects, something we noticed at a show of hers in Brooklyn last fall where she was backed by all women - a sight sadly rare to see.
"I've got to be the oldest person in show business with a new record contract," Bettye LaVette tells Soul Sisters on the eve of releasing her latest album Things Have Changed, a collection of Bob Dylan covers, on Verve.
Georgia Nott joins Soul Sisters this week to explain what led her to step outside of her brother/sister duo Broods to record a new album under the name The Venus Project which was created by and artistically focused on women.
Dessa joins Soul Sisters this week to chat about her latest album Chime, what it's like being the only woman in Doomtree, how she linked up with Lin-Manuel Miranda to score a track on the 'Hamilton Mixtape,' and more.
This special bonus episode of Soul Sisters features an in-depth conversation between Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui and school shooting survivor/gun control activist Delaney Tarr of Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which they discuss what Generation Z can do to change the future as it relates to school shootings, gun control, voting and much more.
Klara and Johanna Söderberg of First Aid Kit join Soul Sisters this week to address reports that a rift between them preceded the making of their latest album Ruins ("It's fun to make it dramatic - people love a good story") and to explain why having a strong feminist voice is both "so obvious" to them and also a fun way to toy with people's expectations (noting that interviews often end with the question "Anything else?" Johanna will toss in a casual "crush the patriarchy.")