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Paula Cole's 'Hope is Everywhere' is everything a feel-good resistance anthem needs / riff magazine - Tuesday Tracks

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Vacation time is here, there or right around the corner-and if you're in San Francisco, Karl the Fog is back! It's time to get out of dodge and find the sunshine, so who has time to sit at home and check out new music? That summer playlist won't make itself, so we have done the compiling while you're hitting the beach. We're happy to bring you the latest, greatest new songs in this weekly segment. Here's to some good listening to start your week off right.

Paula Cole released her album bonus track in support of the LGBTQ+ community. "Hope Is Everywhere" starts out as a slow jam, but becomes a call to arms. As the song swells with beautiful keyboards, the message sinks in. Five minutes into the 10-minute cut, its tone changes to a funky disco anthem. It's impossible to not respond to the infectious activism as Cole sings, "You can't stop a hurricane of justice." "Lyrically it is a message to those who are experiencing undue discrimination, intimidation and legal abuse in our current political climate," Cole said in a news release.

Rachel's Pick: There are times that it's almost impossible to make a choice. The first time I heard "The Fog and the Noise" and the guitars hit me, I could not get the song out of my head. Even so, Paula Cole's "Hope is Everywhere" is everything a feel-good resistance anthem needs. This song exudes hopefulness and empowerment and yes, hope is everywhere. It's a dance anthem, it's pure joy and pure love. Most importantly, it brings happiness!

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