Shires releases new version of "Our Problem" with sisterly help
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Shires releases new version of "Our Problem" with sisterly help

Friday, January 22, 2021 – Amanda Shires is releasing a new version of "Our Problem" today featuring Cyndi Lauper, Angie Stone, K.Flay, Lilly Hiatt, Linda Perry, Morgane Stapleton, Nona Hendryx, Peaches and Valerie June.

The track, which also features Sheryl Crow on bass, Jason Isbell on guitar, Peter Levin on keys and Chris Powell on drums, is out today on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

"I'm very grateful to have so many of my sisters joining me for 'Our Problem,'" Shires said. "The issue of women's rights and reproductive health affects us all. 'Our Problem' represents women of all generations, musical genres and communities. Music has the power to bridge gaps and bring people together and I hope that 'Our Problem' reminds you that we are all in this world together and that we can be there for one another no matter what. You are never alone, and I'M ON YOUR SIDE."

This evening, Shires will be performing her previously released version of "The Problem" with Isbell, her husband, on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

"Our Problem" featuring Isbell was released last year to critical praise on International Safe Abortion Day, with proceeds benefitting The Yellowhammer Fund in Alabama.

Shires has released five albums, the most recent being 2018's "To The Sunset," which was produced Dave Cobb. In 2017 Shires was named the Americana Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year. She is also a member of The 400 Unit, Isbell's backing band, and The Highwomen with Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby.

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