Thursday, October 19, 2023

Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections - "At My Age"

Boston's Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections don't make music that sounds like it's from Boston. Their latest single, "At My Age," is an anthemic country laced rocker that sounds more mid-West than Northeast. It's angry in the way that the best songs from Bruce Springsteen and Lucinda Williams are angry. It's anger festering inside of a song filled with a ton of pop hooks. Of course, many songs written in the wake of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe vs. Wade are bubbling over with anger, and a line like "I'll burn this whole place down to get her back that right" isn't exactly subtle. "At My Age" combines country, folk, garage rock, and even some indie rock to create a familiar yet intriguing sound.

Magen Tracy says of her latest single:

“'At My Age' is a song about grief, anger, daughter/motherhood, and a women’s right to choose. It started out as a piano ballad about how much I wished I could hear my late mother’s advice during a difficult time—and her comfort and reassurance that prioritizing my own well-being isn’t a selfish act. Then, in June of 2022, the Supreme Court Dobbs vs. Jackson ruling came down. I got angry, and so did the song. I reached for my guitar this time, and it fell together–quickly, easily, and urgently. The sad ballad became an angry anthem…and a letter of love and hope to my own daughter about the kind of future I want for her."

You can watch the lyric video for "At My Age" below. The single is available now via Rum Bar Records. For more on Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, check out the artist's website.

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