A Quiet Revolution (CD)
A Quiet Revolution, the fourth album from award-winning theatre songwriter and composer Georgia Stitt features performances by A-list Broadway stars, including Kate Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Andrea Burns, Brandon Victor Dixon, Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Emily Skinner, Jessica Vosk, and Betsy Wolfe. The original songs speak to our divided country and inspire us to come together.
"The thirteen songs on A Quiet Revolution are borne of projects I have been working on for the last decade. I haven’t released an album since 2011, but the record industry was changing, as was the country, and I suppose it took me a minute to figure out what I had to say about all of it. There are songs here from abandoned shows like The Danger Year and A. Jax, songs that were written on commission and performed only once, and songs from upcoming shows still heading towards production. But the longer I waited to record, the louder the voices of these characters became. They were angry with me for silencing them. By writing all of this music without launching it, I had built them a blueprint but not a house.
So. Last summer I looked through this pile of songs and tried to figure out what story they were trying to tell, and what emerged are thirteen little one-act plays that feel very much to me like a picture of who we are in America in the spring of 2020. Speaking for myself – and, honestly, everyone else I know – we are an exhausted people. We are emotionally drained and culturally divided. We are trying to eke out spaces where we can be significant in a loud environment that races past us, and we worry constantly that if we stop to breathe, we will miss something. Sometimes it takes a major life event to remind us that we are human."