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Kim Moberg is a Cape Cod based Indigenous folk singer. Her upcoming album refers to the phases in the life of people on Turtle Island, the original name of North America, in Anishinaabe legend. The latest single, "The Fifth Fire - The Promise," is about the time of Indigenous children being sent to boarding schools. It's a traditional folk song that does have some modern elements. It never quite makes it all the way into folk pop, but it comes close at times. Plus, Moberg's vocals have this intensity that is endlessly compelling. As she sings, you're almost commanded to listen.
Kim Moberg explains her new song:
You can listen to "The Fifth Fire - The Promise" below. The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity is due out August 11. For more on Kim Moberg, check out the artist's website.