Corday was inspired to record Helen Reddy's anthemic feminist hit song "I Am Woman" after performing it live at a Women's March down Main Street in Seal Beach, CA. "It got such a great response," explains Corday, "and it was super cool to see really young girls diggin' it too. There were even some girl scouts there! I hope the song underlines their belief in themselves and the reminder that they can indeed do anything." The song was released right after the inauguration of the first female Vice President, Kamala Harris, which is especially sweet timing. "It's so exciting to finally have a woman in the White House," beams Corday, "and I hope this song can be turned up and enjoyed even more, as a reflection of the time." The production was intense, and Corday tracked most of it at her home studio. Besides singing the vocals, she added four tracks of acoustic guitar, twelve tracks of live cello, and invited nine or her fellow singer-songwriter friends to sing on the recording. "It was quite a production," she explains. "I worked with my producer Matt Thorne in Burbank through Zoom. He is just awesome and adds all the other instrumentation." As a final touch, Corday thought of inviting several of her singer-songwriter friends to participate in the recording by adding their vocal to the final chorus. "It's so important to collaborate, especially during these dark times of isolation during the pandemic," Corday asserts, "and I am so grateful they all agreed to participate." Nine women ended up singing from their home towns and home studios, and sent in files for Corday to add to the mix. It was actually a lot of work," Corday laughs, "and my producer yelled at me for adding so many more vocal tracks!" But it was worth it. "I think it sounds amazing. It gives me chills to hear that huge group of women singing together. It's such an empowering song." Corday remembers her mother listening to Helen Reddy, and followed her work ever since. "It is sad that she passed in 2020, but I am glad to be keeping her music alive. I hope new generations of listeners will be turned on to the song when they discover my interpretation of it."
Guest Vocalists: Krysta Carson, Laura Coyle, Kelly Fitzgerald, Ali Handal, Michelle Mangione, Carmela Scalzo, Larisa Stow, Tanya Tassi, and Sean Wiggins.
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