Saturday, September 2, 2017

Amanda Palmer - Drowned in the Sound [1B] (2017)

So Amanda wrote and recorded this new song, which what seems largely if not entirely for the benefit for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Hence the title in some ways.

I couldn't help but think of the Drowned in Sound Music website even though I'm sure the title has absolutely nothing to do with it.

amandapalmer: i just dropped a brand-new track, written and recorded in 3 days with the help of over 600+ people on my patreon. all the public proceeds from the track benefit Texas Diaper Bank, who are helping alllll affected areas of harvey. 

100% of the proceeds from the download of this song until September 30th will support the Texas Diaper Bank to help victims of Hurricane Harvey across Texas! Read more about Texas Diaper Bank

this song was written as a two-day songwriting exercise on august 29th and 30th, 2017, using input/inspiration/comments from over 600 patrons (you can read those here: it wound up being a response to the insanity of internet politics melded with the recent total eclipse and the devastation of hurricane harvey….and, y’know…other stuff.

read the full backstory & lyrics

if you love this song, please consider joining my patreon to support me, my team & collaborators make MORE


Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, taken by Staff Sgt. Oscar M. Sanchez-Alvarez/Released. This has been modified from the original.
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released August 31, 2017

music, lyrics, piano, vocals: amanda palmer
engineer: eli winograd @ lone pine studio in kingston, NY
special thanks to ben folds for texting with me before his show in little rock, arkansas, and making me change one rhythm and cut two useless repetitions before the first chorus