In the throes of chronic illness, folk/pop songwriter Paola Bennet poured her pain right into a new song. “In This Body” shape-shifts from a more plaintive track into an erratic, static-heavy anthem for agency in her own body.
“Lightning meeting bone / Sensations unknown,” she sings. Opening the song with such a enrapturing image sets the tone for a journey into and out of the kind of arresting illness that can leave one totally paralyzed. But Bennet’s honesty may just set her free, at least mentally.
Listen to “In This Body” below.