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Lauren Calve - Better Angels

Posted at 3:19 PM, Apr 24, 2020

Singer-songwriter Lauren Calve has a new single celebrating front line workers. The Maryland artist uses songwriting to resonate with fans and spread her message.

On her latest EP, Wildfire, available this summer, Calve delves into new territory as she uses memorable imagery to write about complex issues.

Her first single, “Better Angels,” was written after listening to a radio interview with Jon Meacham who cited Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address on the eve of the Civil War. Lincoln's words held a powerful resonance, and they gave Calve a deep hope she hadn’t felt in years. “Better Angels” came from that surge of hope and optimism.

The qualities of our better nature - courage, leadership, resolve, resilience, empathy, compassion, and altruism are all exemplified in the nurses, doctors, janitors, grocery store clerks, mail carriers, delivery truck drivers, pharmacists, and other essential workers. They truly embody Lincoln's words: "The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."

Better Angels is available to stream on all platforms.

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