The past haunts all of us, especially if you’ve endured traumas in your childhood. With a song called “The Hunters,” off her new record, Outside Child, Allison Russell confronts her parents and the brutality she faced. It’s a volcanic performance, laced with sorrow and yearning to understand “why” through it all. “The trees are my friends, as is the shade. The wolves have come down from the hills. They’re hungry, and they’ll have their way,” she weeps. It’s relentlessly devastating.
Listen to “The Hunters” below.