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WATCH: Maya de Vitry, “Working Man”

Jun 17, 2021

WATCH: Maya de Vitry,

Artist: Maya de Vitry
Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Song: “Working Man”
Release Date: January 8, 2021
Label: Mad Maker Studio

In Their Words: “When I was writing this song last summer I was thinking about the creation of the railroads in the United States, imagining the distance between the hands that physically laid the tracks and the statues and wealth and legacy of the men we remember as having ‘built’ the railroads. I was reflecting on the respect and dignity and security we all long for, the satisfaction of doing a job well done, the pride of being part of something greater than ourselves. The pandemic has elevated and made more visible some of the more underpaid and overworked people in our society, and it’s also made us face the instability of work in general. I was thinking about how so often the blood, sweat, tears, and sacrifice of so many benefit the super-comfort of so few. How can we reimagine our society, and reimagine work, with the empathy and perspective we’ve gained from this last year?” — Maya de Vitry


Photo credit: Kaitlyn Raitz

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