ROBERT FORSTER – ” She’s A Fighter “

Posted: November 7, 2022 in MUSIC

After Go-Betweens co-founder Robert Forster learned his wife Karin Bäumler had ovarian cancer, they decided to make music together as a way of coping, and they brought in their whole family, making the new album with their daughter Loretta and son Louis (former of The Goon Sax). “She’s a Fighter” is a powerful love song that uses only two chords and as many lines. “I had written my first two-line song.” Forster says. “I had just out-Ramoned The Ramones!”

Ever since we met, Karin and I have sung and played music together in our home, and in these dark days we turned to music once again. I had a batch of new songs I’d written over the last years, and we started playing them together. Our son Louis often dropped in for a meal and a chat and soon he began joining us on guitar. One night, when sitting cross-legged on the couch, after we had played a song, Karin looked up from her xylophone and said, ‘When we play music, is the only time I forget I have cancer.’ That was a big moment.

Robert Forster – “She’s A Fighter” Single taken from the new album “The Candle And The Flame”

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