VIDEO: Pegi Young & The Survivors - "Trying To Live My Life Without You"
Last November, we reported that Pegi Young has a new album coming out in February 2017 titled 'Raw'.
Here is a new music video of "Trying To Live My Life Without You" by Pegi Young & The Survivors.
The video's scenery should look familiar to our TW readers...
Pegi Young & The Survivors will tour in support of Raw later this year and will perform at the 2017 SXSW Music Conference.
In an interview last year, Pegi said:
Pegi Young: "We looked at all the songs we had and I just put together this initial sequence and, you know, it was perfect.Please keep on trying Pegi. You're a survivor and will survive.
It told a story. I kind of look at it as a soundtrack to the seven stages of grief. You've got anger, then shock and disbelief. As we go through the album, the later songs show my growth and ... I can't say total acceptance, but I think the last song, that wonderful Don Henley song ["The Heart of the Matter"], talks about forgiveness.
That's really where it's at, you know?"
Long may you thrive.
peace & love
From interview with Pegi Young in L.A. Times by Randy Lewis:
“Why’d you have to ruin my life,” she sings forcefully in the opening line of the album’s opening track, “Why.” “Why’d you have to be so mean? Why’d you have to tell me such lies?”
“That was written early on,” she said with a hearty laugh from the Broken Arrow Ranch in the Bay Area, where she continues to live after Neil moved back to Southern California.
“There was a lot of band debate whether that song should go on the record. I decided to put it on there, because at the time I wrote it, my life had been turned upside down. I didn’t want to mince words.”
“‘Roller coaster’ would be the operative word,” she said. “In the immediate aftermath of the separation I just wrote and wrote and wrote. And wrote and wrote and wrote.
“Thank God I had that as an outlet,” she said.
She confessed that the trauma of the divorce left her feeling unable — or unwilling— to play any instruments. Thus, the members of her band, the Survivors, took over all the instrumental support.
Young said she didn’t connect the dots at the time she composed the lyrics, or even when she, Holly and Oldham crafted them into song form. But later, “I realized, ‘Wow, this is like the soundtrack of the seven stages of grief.’ It’s all over the map, because you’ve got all of them at the same time. It’s not a linear process — you’re bouncing back and forth a lot.”
Again, Young laughed — something she wasn’t doing as much a couple of years ago as she is now.
“At first we were just playing it [“These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ”] as a joke during rehearsals,” she said. “But there were so many intense songs, we decided the album needed a moment of lightheartedness. My drummer, Phil Jones, bless his heart, he was insistent on us including it. By that time, my emotional state was better, and I think the covers I chose reflect that.”
Indeed, concluding the album with Henley’s song closes the song cycle on a note of, if not newfound happiness, some measure of acceptance: “There are people in your life who’ve come and gone/They let you down, you know they hurt your pride/Better put it all behind you baby, ’cause life goes on.”
Although Young said the writing and recording of “Raw” served both as catharsis and healing for her, “What I hope with the record is besides just being able to express myself, that it takes you on a journey.”
She’ll be unveiling several of the new songs when she and the Survivors play the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 15, presaging a string of dates through the Southwest and up the West Coast.
“I hope that others who have gone through loss, who have gone through heartbreak — be it divorce, death or other forms of loss — will be able to connect with it,” she said. “I’m not the only one to go through late-in-life divorce; I’m not the only one to suffer a major heartbreak. And I won’t be the last.”
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