“Road Angel Project: Volume 3” | Cover art by Alice Lin based on a photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons of artist Terry’s Allen’s installation “Road Angel.”
Dave Grohl on Inara George: “Her voice is timeless, so pure and real.”
The Bird and The Bee vocalist Inara George has teamed with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters for a new single “Sex In Cars: Road Angel Project,” a duet version of the track “Sex In Cars” from George’s latest release “The Youth of Angst”. The song is available now on all streaming platforms and can also be heard via Rolling Stone here.
“I wrote ‘Sex In Cars’ after the artist Terry Allen asked if I’d be a part of an art installation entitled “Road Angel” that he was creating for The Contemporary Austin,” George explains.
“Sex In Cars: Road Angel Project” is the first in a series of “Road Angel Project” releases, which will see all proceeds donated via a partnership with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The COVID-19 Relief Fund at Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who have lost income due to the global pandemic.
“Having been such a massive fan of Inara for years, it’s always such an incredible honor to work with her, whether on Foo Fighters music or for The Bird and The Bee,” says Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters about his contribution to the first “Road Angel Project” release. “Her voice is timeless, so pure and real. So I jumped at the chance to duet with her on this song. It was a dream come true! And for a great cause: Musicians coming together to support each other in difficult times, working to keep the music alive.”
“I always knew I wanted this version of ‘Sex In Cars’ with Dave to benefit some amazing non-profit,” George says.
The third volume of The Bird and The Bee vocalist Inara George’s charity initiative with Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Relief Fund features five tracks including premieres from MAIZE & Wendy Wang at Atwood Magazine, Lolo Meares at Bad Copy, and Moon & Star at Ghettoblaster Magazine. Listen to “Cracks In The Ceiling” by MAIZE & Wendy Wang at the link above and stream all of “Road Angel Project: Volume 3” at the link below. All proceeds benefit the Sweet Relief COVID-19 Relief Fund.
01. “Solitude” – Kathleen Grace (w/ Larry Goldings)
02. “Cracks In The Ceiling” – MAIZE & Wendy Wang (STREAM)
03. “Another Year” – Lolo Meares
04. “Begins To End” – Lo
05. “Winds Will Change” – Moon & Star
Following up her “Sex In Cars” duet with Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, The Bird and The Bee vocalist, Inara George has released “Road Angel Project: Volume 3,” the third in her “Road Angel Project” series which will see all proceeds donated via a partnership with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. The COVID-19 Relief Fund at Sweet Relief provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who have lost income due to the global pandemic. Hear it now on all DSPs worldwide.
“I reached out to some of my musician friends to see if anyone had a track that they’d like to donate to the cause,” George says. “As the pandemic hit and it became very clear that live music would not resume for many, many months, I immediately thought of Sweet Relief, not only because they help so many musicians, but also because they help everyone in the music industry. All of those people who work at venues booking shows, stage managing, bartending, lighting, mixing sound, and on and on… Sweet Relief is set up to help all of these workers during this crisis and also any other crisis that might come.”
The name “Road Angel Project” is a Terry Allen-authorized nod back to the visual artist’s piece that inspired George’s song “Sex In Cars,” the first “Road Angel Project” release (see below), and the cover image for the series by Alice Lin is based on a Brian Fitzsimmons photograph of Allen’s actual installation.
Sweet Relief’s Aric Steinberg says, “Sweet Relief is so grateful to be a part of the ‘Road Angel Project.’ It’s been incredible to see the music community come together during this pandemic, and this is another example of good people doing good things. The funds raised will allow us to help even more music industry professionals in desperate need and we are truly thankful for Inara’s support.”
For more information about the Sweet Relief COVID-19 Relief Fund, visit: https://www.sweetrelief.org/covid-19-fund.html