Hear Mavis Staples’ new song, “Build A Bridge”

It's from her forthcoming new album, If All I Was Was Black

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Mavis Staples has shared a new song, “Build A Bridge“.

The song is taken from her forthcoming album, If All I Was Was Black, which is released on November 17 via Anti.


The new album marks Staples’ third collaboration with Jeff Tweedy, following 2010’s You Are Not Alone and 2013’s One True Vine.

The tracklisting for If All I Was Was Black is:

Little Bit
If All I Was Was Black
Who Told You That
Ain’t No Doubt About It (feat. Jeff Tweedy)
Peaceful Dream
No Time For Crying
Build A Bridge
We Go High
Try Harder
All Over Again

The December 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with Robert Plant on the cover. Plant and his band have also compiled our free CD, which includes tracks by Bert Jansch, Daniel Lanois, Patty Griffin, Thee Oh Sees and more. Elsewhere in the issue, we remember Tom Petty and there are new interviews with REM, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bootsy Collins, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Ronnie Spector. We review Morrissey, Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples, Hüsker Dü, Tim Buckley and Talk Talk and much more.


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