A new song from the highly anticipated new Mavis Staples album Livin’ On A High Note entitled “Dedicated” is premiering today on Pitchfork. The moving and reflective track powerfully merges seventies Dylan lyricism with classic blues and soul. The song was written by M. Ward and Bon Iver’s Justin Veron who offers his insights below:
“Mavis Staples is a true national treasure. The Staples Singers’ catalogue is one of the most important in my life history. I'm beyond humbled to hear her sing on a song I had a hand in writing and to have her perform this year at Eaux Claires.”
Listen to "Dedicated" via Pitchfork.