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You're Not Alone

by Allison Russell, Brandi Carlile

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nastanir The song, voice, the spirit everything is nice. Thanks for supplying higher quality 24bit 96KHz flac version.
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koshpeli Allison Russel's songwriting is a force of nature and Brandi Carlie's voice is a gift from the heavens. This song always makes me think of my beautiful multicultural boy with special needs who loves finding bugs and frogs and shells, who has many who came before him, whom I cannot keep from harm, but I love him and the people around him love him! What an ode to parenthood.
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V. Farris This song makes me think of my grown daughter, her own daughter, and how precious a child is, even as an adult.
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Cathy Modica I love love love this song. I play it on my way to work every day for an inspiration boost.
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We are not alone.
We are not what we have lost.
We are more than the sum of our scars.

We are the dust of the stars, the bones of the Earth, the breath of the void, the expanse of our imaginations, the arc of art, the love in our hearts.

We lift each other up.

We are the “Beloved Community” every time we choose to be. Our Circle is battered and bloody but still, whole. None above, none below— our one human family— equal under the listening sky.

I believe what Alice Walker wrote:
“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

Every child deserves to be loved and protected. Our families with LGBTQIA+ parents are just as precious.
No one should be forced into the sacred role of parenthood against their will.
Human Rights are worth fighting for.
We’ve come a long way but we must go farther still.

I am grateful to my chosen family, Brandi Carlile, for singing “You’re Not Alone” with me, for inspiring me everyday, for elevating everything, for leading the way.
We will not be turned back.
Love & Revolution
x Allison

Proceeds from “You’re Not Alone” with Brandi Carlile on Bandcamp will go to benefit the Looking Out Foundation’s Every Town For Gun Safety Support Fund and The Fight For Reproductive Justice Campaign.


“You're Not Alone”
Written and produced by Allison Russell
Strings arranged by Larissa Maestro & SistaStrings ( Monique & Chauntee Ross)
Performed by ( in alphabetical order by first name)
Allison Russell: banjo, vocals
Brandi Carlile: vocals
Chauntee Ross: violin, vocals
Larissa Maestro: cello, vocals
Megan Coleman: drums & percussion
Megan McCormick: electric guitar, vocals
Monique Ross: cello, vocals

Recorded at Moxe in Nashville, TN
Producer: Allison Russell
Executive Producer: Carissa Stolting & Unmanageable
Engineered by Ebonie Smith
Assisted by Jordan Hamlin
Mixed by Brandon Bell
Mastered by Paul Blakemore


released August 18, 2022


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Allison Russell You're Not Alone Benefit Nashville, Tennessee

Montreal born Scottish Grenadian Canadian, Allison Russell, is a mother, a musician, a poet, a writer - a mixed-heritage, queer, black woman. Her winding musical path - from her first work in Canadian roots band, Po’ Girl, to Birds of Chicago, her band with her partner JT Nero to her recent collaborations like Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Amythyst Kiah). ... more

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