I’ve always loved The Boxer by Paul Simon.
One day I promised myself I would cover it, but It’s a hero’s journey of masculine origin and, as much as I related to the darkness and the solitude of the piece, I could never get so close as to feel ownership enough to sing it. One day I decided to experiment with switching the gender of the protagonist from male to female and the lyrics….sort of reworked themselves into a bit of a feminist anthem. I took it to my band and suggested a hard driving, punk rock backdrop and….well here you have it. Thanks to Paul Simon for writing such an amazing tune. I hope you all enjoy our version as much as we enjoyed recording it!