The '70s feeling "Taking A Page" is the fourth single from Devendra Banhart's soon to be released tenth studio album Ma.
The track has the free spirited folk vibe echoing the great singer songwriters of the 70s and finds the Venezuelan/American songwriter trying to express his entire life in one song. Inspired by legendary singer songwriter Carole King, Banhart asked King permission to lift a line from her 1971 classic "So Far Away."
I'm not sure what 'Taking a Page' is about, at least I'm not sure of how to synthesize it into something pithy. I definitely know it's about how much I can't stand car chases and those long drawn-out guitar solos (though I've certainly been guilty of plenty of 'em!). I do remember the night Trump won-the shock and fear. I instinctively reached for a Carole King album. I knew it would help. I knew it would come in handy ... and it did. Still does. I'm so glad Carole got to hear it. It's really just a song about my entire life. I can't explain it much beyond that.
And King's reaction when she heard "Taking A Page"? "I like it."
Ma is set for release September 12.