Title - 'Casually Containing Rage' [EP]
Artist - Potter's Daughter
For those not in the know, the international art pop band Potter’s Daughter was formed in NYC while North Pocono native Dyanne Potter Voegtlin (piano, vocals, composer) was studying classical piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music.
The group performed regularly in NYC, as well as in northeastern PA, and has been featured on radio and TV.
Back in July of 2018, they joined forces with longtime friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, guitarist, saxophonist), Randy Crafton (percussion), and Walter Sitz (drums) and released their stunning debut album, The Blind Side.
In August of 2019 they then released a Potter's Daughter single, 'Blood and Water' (which also featured a very special guest artist, Annie Haslam from Renaissance on vocals), which was followed in November of that year by another single, the aptly-named 'This Winter's Child.'
Melodic Revolution Records has now announced the release of a brand new Potters’ Daughter EP entitled Casually Containing Rage, with the title speaking differently to each of the three songs on the EP - but especially to their song about racial injustice, 'We Could Be.'
1. 'To My Love'
2. 'Accidentally Like a Martyr'
3. 'We Could Be'
The opening track of the trio, 'To My Love' is a completely new arrangement from their song that appeared on their debut album, The Blind Side, but their take on the wondrous Warren Zevon 'Accidentally Like A Martyr' (also known as one of the best break-up songs ever written!) is definitely the stand out track here for me.
The last track is a politically-charged, highly motivated, and yet calmly sung and serenely orchestrated one, that tells the story of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man who was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.
It proclaims we need to all come together, that we can all be better than this (act), and that those in power must prove their collective understanding of where the world stands today.
'We Could Be' (Official Music Video)
Official CD EP / Digital Purchase Link
Potter's Daughter @ Facebook