Revolution, the new album from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Paula Cole, is out now via 675 Records.

Produced by Chris Bruce (Seal, Meshell Ndegeocello, My Brightest Diamond) alongside Cole (a Grammy-nominated producer, herself), the album delves into the themes of gender identity, race and age that are once again so relevant in the current social/political climate.

“At the heart of it, Revolution is about breaking silence,” Cole notes. “At its core lie signature, highly-personal songs. Revolution is mostly about INNER revolution, breaking silence and finding a way through these times with love in our hearts.”

In celebration of the release, Cole premiered her cover of the Marvin Gaye classic “The Ecology (Mercy Mercy Me)” via Billboard, while Parade premiered the album track “Go On.” Cole also recently premiered the track “Hope Is Everywhere” in support of the LGBTQ+ community; the song is featured as a bonus track on the vinyl edition of Revolution.

Revolution has already seen extensive early critical acclaim:

Revolution…cuts a wide and uncompromising swath through the socio-political landscape.” –Billboard

“To be able to say ‘Hope Is Everywhere’ in 2019 takes a lot, but [Cole] makes it work in those songs.” –Consequnce Of Sound

“From whispery to firmly determined, [“Go On”] encourages the resolve in all of us, whatever we are facing, with a flowing melody and poetic lyrics.” –Parade

“Revolution is a continuum in that it shares another piece of [Cole’s] story, which is today much different from her early music and the rebellious, more turbulent years that sparked This Fire in the ’90s…Cole is poised, quietly self-assured, with a regal air that draws you in, and makes you want to listen.” –AfterEllen

“‘Hope Is Everywhere’ starts out as a slow jam, but becomes a call to’s impossible to not respond to the infectious activism.”
–Riff Magazine

Revolution features contributions from a number of acclaimed artists, including Ndegeocello, vocalists Nona Hendryx (Labelle) and Darcel Wilson and jazz pianist and singer Bob Thompson (of NPR’s “Mountain Stage”). The title track “Revolution (Is a State of Mind)” excerpts Martin Luther King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” delivered at New York’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967. “I was born the morning after MLK was shot. His death was a part of my life,” Cole explains. “My mom tells me how she cried together with the African-American OB/GYN nurse before she went under for my C-section. Many of my heroes and champions have been African Americans, and we as a nation have not come to terms with our horrific past and present. I have biracial family members, and I must write and sing about this. I wish a lot more white people would.”

A New England native and daughter of an amateur musician and a visual artist, Cole studied jazz singing at the Berklee College of Music, where she currently teaches. She won the 1998 Best New Artist Grammy and her sophomore album This Fire went double-platinum on the strength of the hit singles “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want To Wait.” Her most recent album, 2017’s Ballads, featured a selection of jazz standards and debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart.

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Revolution (Is a State of Mind) (with Bob Thompson & Nona Hendryx)
2. Shake the Sky (with Darcel Wilson)
3. Blues in Gray
4. Silent
5. Go On
6. All or Nothing
7. 7 Deadly Sins (with Meshell Ndegeocello)
8. The Ecology (Mercy Mercy Me)
9. Undertow (One Life Lost) (with Darcel Wilson)
10. Universal Empathy
11. Dhammapada
12. Hope Is Everywhere (LP bonus track)
13. St. Cecilia (LP bonus track)



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