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LISTEN: Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings, “Soft Animal”

Aug 8, 2022

LISTEN: Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings,

Artist: Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Song: “Soft Animal”
Album: Love Is the Only Thing
Release Date: August 12, 2022
Label: Righteous Babe Records

In Their Words: “The title and first line of ‘Soft Animal’ are lifted from Mary Oliver’s transcendent poem ‘The Wild Geese.’ The rest of this love song, which I wrote while falling in love with the woman who would become the prow of the little boat that is our family, navigating through all the stormy waters of recent years, hews closely to Mary Oliver’s sentiment, ‘You only need to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.’ The whole song is full of shoulders, and eyes, lips, hands, ears, hips, as well as the fleeting things that arise from our bodies: footsteps, shadows, despair, laughter, anger, belief. This love song is the truest version of love I could manage, and I will (and did) stake my whole life on it.” — Peter Mulvey

Photo Credit: Amos Perrine

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LISTEN: Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings,
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