15 May, 2020Print
Nahko And Medicine For The People Release Timely New Album Titled ‘Take Your Power Back’Listen To ‘Take Your Power Back,’ Out Today On Medicine Tribe/Sideonedummy Records
Today, Nahko And Medicine For The People release their new album ‘Take Your Power Back’ (Medicine Tribe/SideOneDummy Records), an expansive 18-track manifesto addressing the spiritual, physical and emotional evolution that comes from learning to love yourself. Executive produced by cut&dry and Dan Fratoni, 'Take Your Power Back’ sees Nahko venturing into new musical territories by fusing conscious lyricism with genre-bending production.
Listen to ‘Take Your Power Back’ in full here: http://nahko.com/TYPB2020
“This album was birthed by a rude awakening,” says Nahko. “Amidst a series of sudden harsh changes, I found myself embarking on a quest for help with a fierce desire to heal, and writing these songs was my therapy. They’re deeply personal; the most I’ve shared about my personal journey of self love to date, and, true to my nature, there is joyous victory that blankets the most painful topics. ‘Take Your Power Back’ is a mindset and mantra. It means being accountable, acknowledging traumas, and doing the hard vulnerable work of confronting the shadows. I am reclaiming my voice, my boundaries, and my medicine.”
Nahko will celebrate the release of ‘Take Your Power Back’ during a virtual release party airing live on Facebook and YouTube tonight at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET. He’ll perform songs from the album, converse with special guests, and answer fan questions about ‘Take Your Power Back,’ in addition to giveaways and other surprises.
Tune in via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/nahkoandmedicineforthepeople
Tune in via YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/medicineforthepeople
‘Take Your Power Back’ offers a message of hope and healing that resonates even more deeply in 2020. Throughout the album, Nahko faces the challenges that come from self-forgiveness, using music as a balm for healing. Early single “Twisted” celebrates the courage it takes to prioritize self-love, and "Part Problem" is an ode to owning our responsibilities for the paths we choose in life.
The album’s lead single “Lifeguard” is currently in the Top 40 on the AAA chart. Album standout “Garden” landed on multiple New Music Friday playlists the week it arrived, as well as Spotify’s Renegade Folk, Stress Free and Apple Music Alt-Hot Tracks playlists, with “Twisted” earning placement on Spotify’s Contemporary Blend and Fin de Journée playlists.
Last month, Nahko performed album cut “Honor The Earth” as part of Earth Day Live alongside Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz and more, plus appearances by Al Gore, Pope Francis, and many other prominent environmental advocates.
Nahko recently spoke to Live For Live Music about the new album, astrology, and life on his Oregon ranch. Read their full interview here: https://bit.ly/3bxqq4T
Nahko has been hosting conversations with friends and collaborators on his weekly live streamed Instagram show Medicine Tribe Television (MTTV) Presents: Real Medicine. Guests have included Shailene Woodley, Aaron Rodgers, Marianne Williamson, and more. Tune into Medicine Tribe TV: Real Medicine on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 PMET/3 PM PT here: http://instagram.com/nahkobear
PRAISE FOR ‘TAKE YOUR POWER BACK’
“Poignant…” - Billboard
“Spiritually driven…uplifting” - American Songwriter
“Joyous…” - Paste
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‘TAKE YOUR POWER BACK’ TRACK LIST
2.4th Door (feat. Natalie Schepman of Joseph)
5.Healing Song (Interlude)
6.Is What It Is (The Coyote Burial)
7.Give It All
9.Defend The Sacred (Ilocano Welcome Chant)
10.Dear Brother (feat. Xiuhtezcatl)
12.Music Was His Medicine (Interlude)
14.Bend Like The Willow
15.Take Your Power Back
16.Oli Kūkulu (Interlude)
17.Honor The Earth
18.Skin In The Game
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