“In many ways, One Lost Day builds on the Indigo Girls’ well-established authenticity of voice and narrative. The album tells stories of loves never realized (“Elizabeth”) and loves left behind (“Learned It On Me”). There are also stories of dealing with grief (“Happy in the Sorrow Key”), addiction (“If I Don’t Leave Here Now”), as well as political accounts such as “The Rise of the Black Messiah” centered on Herman Wallace of the Angola 3. Throughout their career, the Indigo Girls have been known for songs that focus on self-awareness as well as social action.”
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