Allison Russell — poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, and co-founder of Our
Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago — embarks upon her next chapter in The Returner, a
body-shaking, mind-expanding, soulful expression of Black liberation, Black love, of Black self-
respect. Written and co-produced by Allison along with dim star (her partner JT Nero and Drew
Lindsay), The Returner was recorded over Solstice week in December 2022 at Henson
Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA. It features Russell's "Rainbow Coalition" band of all
female musicians along with special guest appearances from the legendary Wendy & Lisa,
Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark, and Hozier.