Shawna Virago Shines On Brassy New Alt Country Single “High Road No. 6”
Transgender Music Pioneer and cult solo alt country artist Shawna Virago has announced the release of her second lockdown single/music video “High Road No. 6”, out June 15th via Tranimal Records.
Virago shines on the new single, both vocally and with her stellar guitar work, and the song serves up a high-energy, lo-fi cowpunk sensibility.
Written during this record-breaking year for legislative attacks against transgender people, Virago says, “I’d been a little depressed from the non-stop level of hate aimed at trans people, and needed to write something that gave me some hope and comfort. I needed something to supercharge my resilience.” ‘High Road No. 6’ is that song, about escaping the entrapments and negative forces wanting to take you down. It’s a visual and cinematic song, plus you can shine up your boots and break out some the line-dancing.
Driving at noontide
Cigarette trees on either side
Turning off the lane at the old salt flats
Out past where the dust devils dance
To cast my line into the river of chance
On the High Road…
High Road No. 6 is available for download (Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes) and streaming (SoundCloud).
Recently Shawna spent some time with us to pen a tribute to her favorite band, Los Angeles punk band X.