Chattanooga, TN – Tuesday's Free Lunch features the latest from the unpredictable Annie Lennox. Bare, released on J records, gives listeners 11 brand-new and deeply personal songs from Lennox.
But we wouldn't expect Annie Lennox to JUST give us an album of beautifully heartfelt songs. Lennox gives us this disturbing, and at the same time beautiful, album cover. She writes in the liner notes that she feels she has exposed' herself on Bare.
I am not a young artist in their early twenties. I am a mature woman facing up to the failed expectations of life and facing up to the core issues.' I don't want to represent myself visually in some kind of clich d, airbrushed, saccharine kind of way. I want to reveal myself as I am.
Aside from the album cover, the album has some beautiful moments. On Pavement Cracks, Lennox touches on the impending futility of her existence by questioning her strength to go on. In another track, Bitter Pill, Lennox writes about the bitterness of life. Bitter Pill to swallow/ How can I abide/ the taste of rage and anger/ burning me inside?
Bare will be played in its entirety on WUTC this Tuesday at noon.