Vivien Goldman – the post-punk musician who is also a music journalist, reggae scholar and “Professor of Punk” at NYU – has not released a new song as a solo artist in decades. With election day approaching, Goldman is breaking that silence. “I Have a Voice” is out this Friday (October 30th) via Youth Sounds / Cadiz Music.
Goldman’s “I Have a Voice” features contributions from keyboardist / producer Toby Andersen and producer Youth. The song will be released digitally and as part of a 12-inch vinyl single that includes alternative mixes and dubs. The title also serves as a preview of Goldman’s 2021 album Next Is Now.
“I wrote this song in London in 2019,” Goldman said in a statement. “Then, as now, people argued about Brexit and Trump and the existential feeling of insecurity was much more intense than when punks sang No Future in the 1970s. Many obstacles are being put in the way of the people who are voting in America now, but we must maintain our energies and perseverance to make the changes we need. We have a voice. “
Goldman published her new book Revenge of the She-Punks last year. A compilation of her early work Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982) was released in 2016. Read Pitchfork’s feature “Nobody is more punk than Vivien Goldman”.
“I have a voice”::
01 I have a voice
02 I have a voice (Whattodo Punk Professor vs. Massive Dub Remix)
03 I have a voice (Toby & Youth Bristol Bass Dub)
04 I have a voice (Lore Meltdown Bass Dub)