“Song of Lament” is a stark and heartfelt reflection on the contemporary world and the human experience

therein. Throughout the eleven-track collection, Wachira poignantly articulates the pain and chaos of modern

times, while also lifting up her enduring and hopeful belief in the fundamental goodness of humanity. From the

mournful questioning of “Up in Flames” to the tender encouragement of “Run, Run, Run,” Wachira strikes a

thoughtful balance between despair and optimism, with the latter ultimately prevailing. She says, “The

recording was born out of the many tragic losses we’ve witnessed globally–ranging from cases of police

brutality to the refugee crisis–that made me grieve about who we’ve become, but also burned a desire in me to

create art that would serve society at large and hopefully lessen the chaos around us.”