AIN'T I A WOMAN (SINGING TRUTH)
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 6, 2020
This single is released on the exact date of The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
PAULINE's ode to Sojourner Truth reflects the emotional content of her soul and transports it into the now. Pauline was inspired to re-introduce and re-imagine the core essence of Sojourner Truth, a strong and unapologetic Black woman!
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.” – Sojourner Truth
This year's election is the most important one in our lifetime. May this song generate awareness about voter registration, women in leadership, gender equality, and violence against women. My prayer is that Sojourner Truth becomes a household name and that going forward, her legacy is celebrated annually to value and build upon her immense contributions toward the advancement of Black women’s rights in America.
"In her captivating new music video, Pauline Jean sings Sojourner Truths words “Ain’t I A Woman?”, referring to the racial prejudices that have contributed to Black women’s invisibility for centuries. Elegantly, the video features ballet and modern dance to pair with the grace of soft keys and Pauline’s heartfelt vocals. Singing “Ain’t I a woman? Look at me. Look at my soul, I have lived and learned. You can’t silence me."
THE WORD IS BOND
"The piano-driven (played by Axel Laugart ) track is a pure showing of Jean’s soothing and commanding vocals that grips the soul with every line. Inspired by the activist Sojourner Truth and the often forgotten history of the role black women played in the women’s suffrage movement, Jean takes an unapologetic look at the way black women were unfairly treated throughout history.""
THE HOLLYWOOD TRIBUNE
"Pauline Jean’s latest song ‘Ain’t I A Woman (Singing Truth)’ released on August 6 and it is such a soothing one filled with the exact kind of energy that we need right now. The song opens up with a magnificent piano playing in the background, followed by her captivating voice that is etched with passion about black women’s rights."
"A chillingly passionate plea for female empowerment, the song arrived on August 6, coinciding with the 55th Anniversary of the US Voting Rights Act. Delivering it over a gripping piano, the singer/songwriter highlights the overlooked instances of women’s power, contrasting them with their never-ending struggles. She sings: ‘Ain’t I a woman? Look at me, Look at my soul, I have lived and learned, You can’t silence me."
MEDIUM MAGAZINE - POP OFF
“Ain’t I A Woman (Singing Truth)” opens on a gorgeous, elegant piano, followed by Pauline’s exquisite voice, reflecting poignant tendrils traveling on passionate textures. As the piano swells, Pauline’s tones take on lavish timbres of emotional commitment, rising and soaring with weighty sonic pressure.
"Elegantly, the video features ballet and modern dance to pair with the grace of soft keys and Pauline’s heartfelt vocals. Singing “Ain’t I a woman? Look at me. Look at my soul, I have lived and learned. You can’t silence me.” The male and female dancer offers an undoubtable synergy, almost appearing as one. The male dancer is representative of the Black man uplifting the Black woman, and in doing so, they rise together."
BROWN POLITICAL REVIEW (INTERVIEW)
"Sojourner Truth played a major role. She was a pioneer with respect to women’s’ right to vote, but unfortunately it wasn’t until the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, long after Truth’s death, that Black women could vote without facing racial biases. Black women in America have been historically invisible, but we’ve emerged as a constant, quiet, force that continue to contribute to the course of history."
MEDIUM MAGAZINE (INTERVIEW)
"My movement might be called “World Blazers” and should bring to light history that has been hidden. It would incorporate mandatory classes from preschool to college level that focuses on trailblazers who changed society for the better. Such movement will inspire us to tap into our humanity and unite the common good within us all, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, culture and creed." -Pauline Jean