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Country 23/03/2018

Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Alice Wallace Releases Powerful New #metoo And #timesup Single "Elephants," Spurring Discussion Between Women And Men About Solutions

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Southern California Americana singer/songwriter Alice Wallace debuts new single "Elephants," it was announced today. With the current #metoo and #timesup movements, "Elephants" is particularly powerful because it addresses the experiences women have every day concerning sexism, objectification, safety and double standards - whether in the workplace, at home or during a girls' night out. Written by Wallace's co-writing partner Andrew Delaney, "Elephants" is an extension of those current movements because it's spurring discussions between women and men about solutions. Spotify: https://goo.gl/H5MtM1

From "Elephants"
Hey baby, why you gotta be that way?
Give us a smile, you got a pretty face
There are things you do and things you can't
Live quiet as a mouse in a room full of elephants
"I am so proud to record this song, especially as this conversation is growing in our culture," said Wallace. "Women are taught from a young age that 'boys will be boys,' and therefore, it's our responsibility to protect ourselves from that supposedly innate behavior. And that is wrong. This is such an important song about being a woman, and yet it was written by a man. That makes it all the more perfect for creating opportunities for both men and women to start discussing the solutions together."

"I had heard the same story over and over from so many of my friends who were women," said Delaney. "I heard it enough times to know for sure that this was a universal experience. As a songwriter, you're always looking for something universal to write about. And then to have someone like Alice - with a voice like hers - to perform the song so beautifully and so passionately and for it all to happen in such a timely, but organic, fashion - it's kind of magical. I'm really glad to be helping to get this message out there."

"Elephants" is the first single off Wallace's upcoming album, which will be released later this year on JTMMusic.

Wallace recently received the first-ever "TeX Award" for a female independent artist during South by Southwest 2018. She was named "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the California Country Awards in 2017. She also received LA Music Critics Awards for "Best Country/Americana Artist" in 2016 and "Best Country/Americana Album" in 2015. She tours constantly across the U.S., averaging close to 150 shows per year, and has shared stages with artists such as The Band Perry, Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Wylie Hubbard, JD Souther, Albert Lee, Jo Dee Messina, and Suzy Bogguss.

ELEPHANTS (full lyrics)
Walk with a purpose through the parking lot
Keys in your knuckles cause you ain't got claws
Remembering when your daddy taught you that
Boys will be boys gotta watch your back
Sitting there drinking at the bar alone
Sharks come circle, wanna take you home
You better not play coy, better not be mean
Cause boys will be boys and they are fragile things
And they've got names for the ones who talk back
And the ones who wear those clothes
They've got names for the ones who say yes
And the ones who say no
Hey baby, why you gotta be that way?
Give us a smile you got a pretty face
There are things you do and things you can't
Live quiet as a mouse in a room full of elephants
Don't he look so handsome in his Sunday best?
He said he's sorry, you know the rest
You shouldn't really blame him he's just a kid
And boys will be boys, don't call him what he is
And they've got names for the ones who talk back
And the ones who wear those clothes
They've got names for the ones who say yes
And the ones who say no






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