The RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS Announce Debut Album ‘This Joy’ + Share Title Track

TheResistance Revival Chorus, a collective of more than 70 women and non-binary singers have announced their debut album This Joy to be released on October 16th via Righteous Babe Records. The album features original compositions along with protest classics and was recorded in New York City with GRAMMY-nominated producer Tiffany Gouché. The album is 100% created by women, non-binary artists and features special guests Rhiannon GiddensValerie June and Deva Mahal. Righteous Babe’s Ani DiFranco says of the Chorus: “The RRC is like an antidote to silence and submission. In this age of division and hopelessness, let us listen to their collective voice and get lifted. Let us remember who we really are.” 

To coincide with the release of their new album, the chorus have released their Geneva Peshka directed video for title track “This Joy,” with animation from Jenny Scales, edited by Maximilla Lukacs. The song, composed by Shirley Caesar, produced by Tiffany Gouché and Abena Koomson-Davis – who also takes lead vocal duties – “This Joy” perfectly captures the chorus’ musical manifesto of finding joy through protest.

This Joy was recorded in New York City over the space of several months, with the chorus working around Covid-quarantine and their BLM protesting activities. “Working with the chorus last year was one of the most healing and rejuvenating experiences I’ve ever had in my life. It was simply love manifested,” says Tiffany Gouché. “You can feel the joy and sincerity in their hearts through each and every record. I am truly blessed and humbled by this experience and look forward to anything that pertains to them.”

This Joy Track Listing:

  1. #SayHerName – Abby Dobson
  2. Ella’s Song – Resistance Revival Chorus
  3. Dawn – Treya Lam ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  4. Wild Womxn Pussy Power – Lee Taylor ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  5. Reason I Sing – Valerie June ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  6. Everybody Deserves To Be Free – Deva Mahal ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  7. Love Army – Alba Ponce de León ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  8. Border Song – Resistance Revival Chorus
  9. All You Fascists Bound To Lose – Rhiannon Giddens ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  10. I Hope – Meah Pace ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  11. This Joy – Resistance Revival Chorus
  12. Rich Man’s House – Resistance Revival Chorus
  13. Joy In Resistance – Abena Koomson-Davis ft. Resistance Revival Chorus
  14. Woke Up This Morning – Resistance Revival Chorus

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