We got to have Amina Shareef Ali back for another episode! She was on the podcast all the way back in January 2021 (episode 147), and we now had a wonderful conversation about her upcoming album, In the Dark (Awake of Course), volume 2.
In this episode, Amina describes the throughlines of the tracks, who was involved in the making of the album (shout out to Radical Folksonomy!), and the parts of her life this album draws from. The tracks explore themes of heartbreak and redemption, and living and loving boldly with integrity. Cristy Road made the album cover, seen here!
We also reminisce about album liner notes and CD towers of our past, talk about how one’s environment directly affects creativity/motivation, the art of journaling and texture, Amina’s parkour training, and more.
Opening for Brian Belknap, Amina’s album release party will be on Oct. 18 at the Makeout Room in San Francisco!