October 20, 2017 | by Jocelyn Hoppa
Whispertown, the band name of LA-based artist Morgan Meyn Nagler (also once known as Whispertown 2000 and back in the early days of her indie rock career Vagtown 2000), released a very fine record in early September titled I'm a Man on Graveface records.
While Nagler has paired with a number of different musicians for the Whispertown project over the years, I'm a Man features her as the songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, along with Jake Bellows.
Check out her first video release for the song "Can't Stop Cryin'" and as you watch, you'll witness Nagler blend happy tears and sad tears into an exquisite display of realism.
Here's what she says of the concept of I'm a Man:
"I’M A MAN is an underground anthem for human beings. In a modern world built on comfort and convenience, where humans are becoming more and more isolated, living inside flat glass screens with a fickle and false sense of community, there comes a time to break out. I hope it will not be too late. In this pivotal moment, one foot in the quicksand, I reach out to all, holding space for this hope. I reach out not as a gender, or a skin tone. Not as a political party, or a religion. Not as an age or as an avatar, but as a man. A human. All for one and one for all. At the risk of sounding like a hippie optimist (which I am), love is all you need. Team Human. New Genes in Blue Jeans. We can change. In fact we are in a constant state of change. Empathy can turn the tides."
Stay tuned for our upcoming Q&A with Nagler, who can tell us more about this concept of love and how we invite the notion back into the current script of our lives.