Mavis Staples: Action

With decades of soul behind a voice that first reached the radio in 1950, Mavis Staples’ latest single Action—penned by the potent rocker Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards—manages to be relevant, informed and beautiful. Off her forthcoming album Livin’ on a High Note, which sees the icon collaborating with some of indie music’s top talent, the track aims to inspire bravery but invokes plenty of fun along the way.