Michelle Shocked released a silent album with 11 tracks named after music execs and journalists she feels have wronged her. (Last year Shocked took some jolts from fans, journalists and execs who didn’t care much for the born-again singer’s ideas about gays.) Shocked’s silent record, called Inaudible Women, is a trick she borrows from the funk band Vulfpeck, who released a silent album earlier this year.
The idea is that fans who want to support the musicians can pay to stream the silent record and generate revenue for the singer. It’s sort of like Kickstarter–you pay now and you might get something on the back end, like a concert. (Shocked wants to use the money so she can tour.) Vulfpeck, according to Billboard, made $20K before Spotify removed the album from its streaming options. Shocked’s improvement on the Vulfpeck idea? She claims the songs aren’t really silent–only to humans. Your dog will love these bold tracks–leave it streamming for Fido while you’re at work, will you?