Solvej Schou is a Jewish musician, writer and feminist. Her art and politics are largely inspired by her family—particularly her grandmother, who was a Holocaust survivor from Poland. The Los Angeles-based musician released her second solo album, Quiet For Too Long, last month, and it was named album of the week by LA Weekly. The release was timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, a move which, like much of the album, speaks to Schou’s feminist politics. The album’s themes, which cover political and personal topics from police brutality to women’s body image to mental health, have an urgency inspired by current events. They are complimented by Schou’s music, a kind of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll influenced by famous female musicians from Patti Smith to PJ Harvey to Aretha Franklin. Schou speaks...
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