During the time spent with her family as part of The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples set her sights on creating civil change through her music, drawing on spirituality and her background in the church. We'll Never Turn Back is a highlight in Staples' career, where her music, even in modern times, speaks to civil rights and social injustices.
In a statement on Anti's website, the singer shared, "With this record, I hope to get across the same feeling, the same spirit and the same message as we did with the Staple Singers and to hopefully continue to make positive changes. We've got to keep pushing to make the world a better place. Things are better but we're not where we need to be and we'll never turn back. 99 and 1/2 just won't do!"
Limited to 750 copies, the VMP exclusive edition of Mavis Staples' We'll Never Turn Back is pressed on 1LP Blue & White vinyl. It will arrive in a gatefold direct-to-board, foil stamped and numbered jacket. The record is mastered by Bernie Grundman of Bernie Grundman Mastering.