Listen Closely to Robin Bacior’s Latest Album

It’s far more than beautiful background music.

Album Review

Robin Bacior
Light It Moved Me
Spirit House

At first glance, Robin Bacior’s Light It Moved Me could be mistaken for a lulling diversion. Her graceful voice, elegant piano (with occasional accents of wistful French horn and trumpet), and luminous melodies seem to be the stuff of genteel, even quaint, contemplation. But there’s no denying the roiling emotions on this quietly gripping album, which ponders the illusion of control on “Modern Confusion,” where Bacior sings, “We don’t have a reason to come down/We don’t have a clue,” and confronts a crumbling relationship in “Fight For It,” when she observes, “I tried to do my part/I learned I’m not so pure of heart,” with the ongoing struggle for enlightenment underscoring every track. While Bacior’s music can serve as a beautiful background, it’s far more rewarding if you’re paying attention.


The more we thought about how MoJo's journalism can have the most impact heading into the 2020 election, the more we realized that so many of today's stories come down to corruption: democracy and the rule of law being undermined by the wealthy and powerful for their own gain.

So we're launching a new Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption. We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We'll publish what we find as a major series in the summer of 2020, including a special issue of our magazine, a dedicated online portal, and video and podcast series so it doesn't get lost in the daily deluge of breaking news.

It's unlike anything we've done before and we've got seed funding to get started, but we're asking readers to help crowdfund this new beat with an additional $500,000 so we can go even bigger. You can read why we're taking this approach and what we want to accomplish in "Corruption Isn't Just Another Scandal. It's the Rot Beneath All of Them," and if you like how it sounds, please help fund it with a tax-deductible donation today.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.