Erika Olson Reclaims Agency With ‘This Is How I Pray’

Erika Olson’s debut album This Is How I Pray infuses traditional Folk elements with modern elements. At its heart This Is How I Pray reflects “the struggle to reclaim agency after a life lived on society’s terms.” Some of the songs wrestles with “what it means to take one’s own counsel, trust one’s own heart and follow one’s own intuition regardless of what everyone else says and does.”

The album opens with “Mom Life,” a song that is relatable to more than just the moms out there.

This Is How I Pray sets out to be “a testament to a life that is nothing but lived.”