GRAMMY-nominated artist Amanda Shires shares new music video for “The Problem” feat Jason Isbell. The track featuring Jason Isbell was released to coincide with International Safe Abortion Day, with all proceeds benefitting the Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization based in Alabama.
“This song is about making tough decisions and not having to go it alone,” Shires says of the track. “To me, ‘The Problem’ is a song about supporting someone you love through a difficult time,” Isbell explains, “It’s about helping without exerting your own will. I support a woman’s right to choose, and I know these choices are never easy.”
The Yellowhammer Fund is an organization dedicated to ensuring that all people, regardless of race, income, location, age, gender, ability, marital status, or documentation, have the freedom and the resources to make decisions regarding their own health. Both Shires and Isbell have strong ties to Alabama, making for a natural decision to partner with The Yellowhammer Fund for this song.
“The Problem’ tells a story that’s rarely heard or discussed- especially by southerners- and we are grateful that Amanda is shining a light to keep the conversation going,” says Laurie Bertram Roberts (she/her, they/them), executive director of Yellowhammer Fund, “With a probable reversal of Roe v. Wade looming, we want to continue destigmatizing abortion, and we hope that normalizing conversations around it will help folks feel more comfortable seeking the essential health care they need… We at Yellowhammer Fund deeply appreciate that Amanda understands why accessible abortion for all is so essential, and we’re beyond thrilled to join her in this venture.”