San Francisco, CA Dream-pop/Steampunk artist Unwoman announces the release of her seventh album War Stories. Unwoman herself, Erica Mulkey had this to say about the inspiration behind War Stories..
This is an extremely personal album for me, but in ways that I know will resonate with a lot of other people. “Saviors,” the first song I finished after 18 months of writers block, is my response to being relegated to subordinate female roles in someone else’s hero’s journey — either a siren to distract them or a princess to be saved. “Bad Man” was my opportunity to drag Mr Rochester from Jane Eyre (if you’ve read the book you know he’s the worst!) “War Stories” is about nurturing and birth vs war and death and other toxic aspects of masculinity. “The Surrender” is about birth and the completely overwhelming love I felt for my new baby. “We Love Longest” — inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion — may be the most proudly sentimental piece I’ve ever written. “Flies” is about whisper networks and rapists.
The first single off War Stories called Bad Man has been released and can be heard HERE
War Stories will be released Janurary 19th worldwide.