We Get By (CD)


Mavis Staples has announced details of We Get By, her new studio album produced by Ben Harper. Following her acclaimed 2017 collection If All I Was Was Black, the album marks the latest in a flurry of creativity from Staples, who will turn 80 this summer.

We Get By is an album of originals written by Harper for the legendary gospel/r&b singer and songwriter. The album’s lead single, “Change,” finds the singer addressing gun violence and civil rights. “What good is freedom,” she sings over a blues guitar dirge, “if we haven’t learned to be free.”

Release date: 24th May, 2019

Track listing
1. Change
2. Anytime
3. We Get By [feat. Ben Harper]
4. Brothers and Sisters
5. Heavy on My Mind
6. Sometime
7. Never Needed Anyone
8. Stronger
9. Chance on Me
10. Hard to Leave
11. One More Change