Listen to Joanna Sternberg’s New Single “People Are Toys To You”Photo by Michael Leviton Music News Joanna Sternberg
With their sophomore album I’ve Got Me out June 30th via Fat Possum, singer/songwriter Joanna Sternberg has returned with another single. “People Are Toys To You” is a sweet, brilliant ditty that captures Sternberg’s poignant, heartfelt lyricism atop a smooth guitar and traditional folk percussion. The song is not just reflective and vulnerable, but a loving middle-finger to the villain in Sternberg’s story. “Every day you’d change your mind about me / You blamed me for being unhappy / At first you liked me some when I was shiny and new / Like all the other ones you’ve done this to,” they sing.
Sternberg adds about “People Are Toys To You”: “I wrote this song while I was in a rush walking to the subway with my double bass. I was upset about something and the song sort of wrote itself. The funny thing is that Soundcloud Pro’s ‘who is listening’ feature told me the person I wrote this song about listened to it four times when I posted it on Facebook. Oops!”
Watch the music video for “People Are Toys To You” below.