100% of Roommate's share of proceeds to benefit The National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org
This track was produced in response to a 2018 "Calling All Musicians!" email I received from a friend, aimed towards a future compilation album: "All songs should be 5 minutes or less and draw some vocal component from the archive of poetry published by the YPO [Young Patriots Organization] in the 1970s under the title Time of the Phoenix.
These poems tell the tale of migration, cross-racial organizing, and neighborhood life in Chicago."
The compilation has not materialized. In preparing this single today, I learned that Patricia C. Schneider passed on August 10, 2020. I'm so grateful for her words, and I hope that you might find some comfort and pleasure in their treatment here.
For more on the YPO: yporc.org
Please take care.
December 4, 2020
Between your fate and mine,
Such a little
If I do not watch it
A part of
released December 4, 2020
Lyrics by Patricia Schneider.
Kent Lambert: programming, guitars, synths, vocals.
Mixed by Kent Lambert and Nick Broste.
Mastered by Nick Broste.
Recorded and mixed in Chicago, IL, July 2018, mastered in September 2020.
Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The
band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically."...more