New York City-based singer-songwriter Joanna Sternberg presents ‘People Are Toys To You,’ the new single from their highly anticipated new album, I’ve Got Me, out June 30 on Fat Possum.
‘People Are Toys To You’ is a rousing number steered by Sternberg’s ever-incisive lyrics – “People are toys to you // You’ll play and play with one till you’re bored and through. // You may want it back when it’s gone and flew ‘cause, // People are toys to you” – and is underscored by their steely instrumentation. In addition to illustrating each single’s accompanying video, Sternberg masterfully wrote and played every instrument heard on I’ve Got Me. The album is their recorded debut as a string arranger and drummer, and ‘People Are Toys To You’ marks Sternberg’s first song credited as electric guitarist.
Of ‘People Are Toys To You,’ Sternberg adds: “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!”