New song is coming next week!

Some great things can come out of COVID. 

Throughout lockdown, and the strange way of life we’ve had over the past year, I’ve been writing and recording songs over Zoom with a fantastic music producer, Keefe West. 

I’m in Sydney and he is on the North Coast. It’s been incredible what can be achieved online, working with someone who is so technologically capable, creative and skilled. 

I’ve just had to buy a few things and show up with lyrics and courage. 

And BOOM – we made something of the time. 

This song is about this time – about women saying enough – we’ve had enough – we’ve always had enough – and now, inspired by the brave young women who’ve come forward, we are saying, loudly – let’s spell it out for you – consent in an ongoing conversation between equals – thanks. Keep asking.

Songwriting is such a truth telling process. Bloody annoying though, if you like to think you keep your thoughts to yourself..

Please resave this link so you can be one of the first to hear the song in full and add it to your playlist.

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mandynewman/if-i-dont-why-do-you

https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/mandynewman/if-i-dont-why-do-you

One bar on Spotify!

Big week for One of Those Guys!

I attended the protest for Women for Justice in Sydney with four friends. Our kids all went to the same public primary school and when one of us said she was going, we all went too. I hadn’t been on a train for a year and how joyful was it to be in a carriage full of women in black all ready to say, enough is enough.

I released One of Those Guys on Spotify and it’s finding an audience. I even got my first bar on Spotify which is very exciting.

I tweeted part of the song to ex Federal parliamentary member Tony Windsor and it got over 2000 views and I’ve had nearly 500 views of the lyric video.

Thanks for all your support. It’s been a big week for all of us around Australia. Family would appreciate some food in the house…so am back on the tools cooking….

If you love the song, download it from Spotify and add it to your playlist. https://open.spotify.com/track/6w1Q79IMvRYQJzTDVoMyva…

Follow me on YouTube – love to know what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px9N_JggBQc

Seriously?

Yet again. We keep failing people who have been subjected to violence.

Brittany Higgins was so brave to tell her story. The stakes were so high – yet she told her truth.

Sadly Brittany’s story is yet another of individual suffering and the failure of collectives to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals to live free from violence.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-17/linda-reynolds-feels-lash-after-scott-morrison-rape-allegation/13162316