MUSIC MONDAY - City & Colour

by - December 08, 2014

I've been thinking about doing something like this on the blog for a while, featuring music that I'm listening to at the moment and sharing it with those who are reading this blog, but this song is the one that really prompted me to go for it. Dallas Green, the man behind City & Colour, has long been a favorite of mine for his soft, moody music and beautiful lyrics, and thus far I've loved pretty much everything that he's done. This song is special though.
 "Nowhere, Texas" is a new song for you, but an old song for me. I recorded it during my session for 'The Hurry And The Harm.' I knew as soon as I listened to it there was a better place for it than the album.

I've held on to it all this time and chosen to release it as a way to bring attention to something around us everyday: violence against women.

I wrote the song after watching a movie, 'Texas Killing Fields.' I couldn't shake the real story of a lonely road that became the final resting place of missing women. This song tells that story - but sadly this road does not stand alone. Places like this are everywhere.

This weekend marks the 25 year anniversary of the Montreal Massacre - the day 14 women were murdered and another 14 people were injured at the hands of a single gunman because they were women. December 6 is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

"Nowhere, Texas" will be available to purchase digitally on Friday, December 5 worldwide. All profits will be donated to the YWCA of Canada's Rose Campaign as they work to reduce violence against women, increase public awareness and prevent violence before it starts."
~Dallas Green

This song is truly beautiful, but it's the message of the song that's truly haunting. And also truly important. There is an epidemic that still persists of violence against women and bringing a spotlight to that through music and popular culture is one real way to help effect change in the attitudes about it. All voices matter, but sometimes it takes someone with an international microphone to call a little bit of extra attention to the issues facing our society.

To purchase this song on iTunes and support the YWCA of Canada's Rose Campaign, click here.

Check back next week for another Music Monday... with perhaps a slightly lighter tone.

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