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SASSAFRASS!

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With her new album, SASSAFRASS! Neilson takes a giant step that should only bring her more widespread acclaim.

On this 11-track effort, she places a heavier emphasis on soul music while not abandoning her country and rockabilly roots. Neilson conjures up a wonderfully retro style that sounds like it could be a lost gem from the late ’50s or early ’60s; however, beneath the classic veneer are frank, highly relevant lyrics.

Sassafrass, a slang word for a sassy person who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, serves as a perfect title for this album. The songs, Neilson admits, reflect her developing a “low tolerance for bullsh*t” after years of encountering sexism in her life. They were also influenced by her being a mother of two young boys as well as by the death of her father, who led the family’s band, the Neilsons, which was popular in Canada during the ’90s.

Neilson characterizes her new album as a “mouthy lovechild of the current social climate and my own experiences as a woman, mother and daughter.” The songs address the obstacles she has faced simply because she is a female. “It’s also my attempt,” she shares, “at challenging a society that doesn’t yet treat women equally in order to shape a better future for my children.”

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Stay Outta My Business
  2. Bananas
  3. Diamond Ring
  4. A Woman’s Pain
  5. Devil In A Dress
  6. One Thought Of You
  7. Miss Jones
  8. Smoking Gun
  9. Kitty cat
  10. Manitoba Sunrise At Motel 6
  11. Good Man
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2018
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Label
Neilson Records
Number of Discs
1
Box Dimensions (mm)
142x125x5
UPC
623339911924
Product ID
27740463

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