Amy Ray: Prom
Amy Ray: Prom
Artist Amy Ray
Album Prom
Label Daemon Records
Released 5/3/2005
Prom roams over the vast territory of love and gender as contained in the physicality of nature. The subject matter spans a delicate landscape (suicide, racism, gender identification, political idealism, homophobia) but because she sees this awkward journey as both a struggle and a celebration, Ray comes across as curious and unafraid. From the Clash-meets-Phil Spector anthem "Driver Education" to the speedy and catchy social commentary "Blender," Ray again occupies the space between rock, old-school punk, and folk, and claims this ground as her own.