Reclaim These Streets

by LOUD WOMEN

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'Reclaim These Streets' by the LOUD WOMEN collective is released with all proceeds to Women's Aid.

In the wake of the recent deaths of Blessing Olusegun and Sarah Everard, we hope to turn up the volume on current discussions on the issue of women’s safety. As the song says, “Until every woman is safe to walk on every street”.

The song was written by LOUD WOMEN’s founder, Cassie Fox, with a spoken word/rap section written and performed by Brix Smith. Instrumentation is provided by a female and non-binary supergroup with members of My Bloody Valentine, Salad and T-Bitch.

DJ John Kennedy gave the track its national radio debut last week on Radio X, and called it a "feminist Band Aid". Fittingly so! There are 64 contributing vocalists on this track, who form a who’s who of women in our music scene - and there's even someone who was on the original Band Aid song ...

Find out more at loudwomen.org/reclaimthesestreets

lyrics

From the age of 13
I've known the fear of dark streets
I've known my body's danger
Can he hear my heart beat?
Every woman's got a story
Breaks silence with a whisper
Daring to tell her truth
Calling to her sisters

Text me you when get home
Keys between your fingers
Staying close to streetlights
Fear of shadows lingers

Till every woman's safe from harm in her own home
Till every woman's safe to live her truth
Till every woman's safe to walk on every street
Ooo-aah
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Ooo-aah

From the age of 13
Been told that it is my fault
Blamed for male violence
Better watch where I walk
We have a right to safety
She was just walking home
Too many women share a story
You are not alone

Text me you when get home
Keys between your fingers
Staying close to streetlights
Fear of shadows lingers

Till every woman's safe from harm in her own home
Till every woman's safe to live her truth
Till every woman's safe to walk on every street
Ooo-aah
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Ooo-aah

Born out of fear
Marinated in rage
It only takes desire
To implement a change
Shine a universal light
To illuminate the dark
Where one brave woman took a walk across the park
Together we come to make a stand
With empathy, love and courage in hand
The power of the people
When all of us are equal
It's our God-given right that we should feel safe

Ooo-aah
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Reclaim these streets! (Reclaim these streets)
Ooo-aah

Text me when you get home…

credits

released May 14, 2021
Vocalists:
Abby Werth of I, Doris
Amber of Hadda Be
Angela Martin of Bugeye
Bec Jevons of IDestroy
Brix Smith
Caroline Gilchrist of Hot Sauce Pony
Cassie Fox
Charley Stone
Debbie Googe
Debbie Smith
Dungareen Jean
Elis Sarv from Noise Noir
Ella Patenall of Naz & Ella
Emily Eagle of The Pukes
Emma Sky of Slut Magic
Erika Severyns
Estella Adeyeri of Big Joanie
Gail Something-Else of Muddy Summers & the Dirty Field Whores
Gemma Cullingford of Sink Ya Teeth
Georgie Willsher of Beverley Kills
Gilan
Harriet Doveton
Helen McCookerybook
Holly Carter of Berries
Jade Ellins
Janey Starling
Jen Macro
Jo Bevan
Joyce Raskin
Julie Riley of I Am HER
Karen of Hagar the Womb
Kat Five of Feral Five
Kel of The Empty Page
Kelly Chard
Kimmi Watson
Kristina Stazaker
Lee Friese-Greene
Lilith Ai
Liz Hayward of Ode to Sleep
Lorna Tiefholz of Rabies Babies
Marijne van der Vlugt
Michelle Marti of Girls Rock Indiana
Minni Moody
MIRI
Molly Energi
Nadia Javed
Ngaire Ruth
Nicki Mirage of Brazen Hussy/KNM
Patsy Stevenson
Paul Maps of Joyzine
Penfriend
Priya
Ren Aldridge of Petrol Girls
Ros Cairney of Deux Furieuses
Roshi Nasehi
Rowanna Chown
Sam McCann of Gender Chores
Shona MacMillan
Siân Alex of Gold Baby
Siobhan Fahey
Stevie B of T-Bitch
Suteki Hegg
The Pukes
Umbilica

Band:
Charley Stone – lead guitar
Debbie Googe – bass
Jen Macro – rhythm guitar
Stevie B – drums

Music by Cassie Fox
Words by Cassie Fox and Brix Smith

Lead vocalists recorded at Dean Street Studios by Charlie Rolfe, assisted by Joe Brice. Thank you Keith TotP for the studio time. Thank you The Charlemagnes for the donuts.

Photography and videography by Keira Anee.

Track mixed and mastered by Jonathan Clayton at OneCat studios.

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LOUD WOMEN is a DIY collective that champions women in music by hosting live events that are fun, friendly, and frickin awesome.

All profits go to the artists, and any additional funds raised go to charities that help women (usually Women's Aid).

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