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This Bitter Earth

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This Bitter Earth
This Bitter Earth


Veronica Swift flips the script on This Bitter Earth, the captivating follow-up to her 2019 Mack Avenue Records debut, Confessions. Whereas Confessions played out like pages from her personal diary, on the new album, the 27-year-old singer and master song interpreter looks outward while addressing social ills that plague the world today. This Bitter Earth takes on the song-cycle characteristics of such classic LPs as Marvin Gayes Whats Going On, Kate Bushs Hounds of Love, and Mary J. Bliges My Life. For her album, Swift tackles sexism [How Lovely to Be a Woman], domestic abuse [He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)], racism/ xenophobia [Youve Got to Be Carefully Taught] and the dangers of fake news [The Sports Page]. Accompanied by a team of kindred spirts that includes pianist Emmet Cohen, guitarist Armand Hirsch and flutist Aaron Johnson, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Bryan Carter, Swift curates material that covers multiple genres, including jazz, American musicals, vintage R&B and contemporary rock.


  1. Name
  2. This Bitter Earth
  3. How Lovely To Be A Woman
  4. Youve Got To Be Carefully Taught
  5. Getting To Know You
  6. The Man I Love
  7. Youre The Dangerous Type
  8. Trust In Me
  9. He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
  10. As Long As He Needs Me
  11. Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong
  12. Prisoner Of Love
  13. The Sports Page
  14. Sing
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