Minnesota Artists Release #MeTooMpls Compilation Album

Davida Erdahl

On Oct. two, a group of seventeen Minnesota songwriters will launch #MeTooMpls, a compilation album featuring songs encouraged by the #MeToo motion.  #MeTooMpls is a Females/Femmes/Trans/Non-Binary People songwriting collective that was started in 2019 to uplift women’s voices, support sexual assault survivors, and raising revenue for Prepared Parenthood. The undertaking kicked off nearly […]

On Oct. two, a group of seventeen Minnesota songwriters will launch #MeTooMpls, a compilation album featuring songs encouraged by the #MeToo motion. 

#MeTooMpls is a Females/Femmes/Trans/Non-Binary People songwriting collective that was started in 2019 to uplift women’s voices, support sexual assault survivors, and raising revenue for Prepared Parenthood.

The undertaking kicked off nearly final week with a livestream fundraising live performance hosted by Andrea Swensson of The Latest, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Prepared Parenthood.

Around a dozen Minneapolis artists are showcased on the album, sharing songs “ranging from heartbreaking songs about surviving sexual assault to inspiring songs about feminist icons and their affect on their lives.”

Album curator Mischa Sueming began gathering artists in late 2019, and the moment artist Annie Fitzgerald heard his reasoning guiding earning the album, she did not be reluctant to contribute. 

“He [Suemnig] has two youthful daughters and he needed to train them that they had sovereignty about their very own bodies. As before long as I heard that, I was quite substantially in,” Fitzgerald said. 

Fitzgerald says writing her song “I Know That Sound” for the album was a daunting task. “Women and femmes, we’re not a genre,” Fitzgerald mentioned. “But this album is various and wonderful and heartbreaking.”

Katy Vernon’s song “Shine,” operates together a very similar thread and is about the obstructions men and women deal with in a new music market that remains male dominated.

“If you do not truly feel like you belong or you’re type of an outsider, it can be difficult to truly feel like you’re going to be permitted in,” Vernon said. “As substantially as you want to make your very own opportunities, there are a good deal of obstacles for men and women.”

Fitzgerald said the album has established a perception of group for the artists–a uncommon experience in the age of social distancing. “It’s been a huge gift to have that and to be a aspect of a thing so healing and also the 16 other artists are just extraordinary.”

When Vernon 1st moved to the U.S from London, all of her healthcare was via Prepared Parenthood.  “I really value that they’re there and it’s really scary and surprising that men and women are not supportive of them,” Vernon said. “I feel Prepared Parenthood is such an critical useful resource and to be capable to write these songs and shed light on abuse and converse about the difficult items though supporting a thing so critical is just a gift.” 

Vernon said she is happy men and women are beginning to pay back interest. “People probably just want to be reminded that ladies have a good deal of various stories to explain to.”

The album is obtainable for preorder via Bandcamp.

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