Hey Galaxy was created in the midst of another project as a result of the current political upheaval in the U.S. Andrea Gibson was working on an album entirely about love, accompanied by an orchestra, but after the 2016 presidential election she felt moved to put forth a more social justice-oriented project. "There's a quote that says, ‘Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.' I wanted to do that. I wanted to make something political and human and gutsy in its revolt. Something beautiful in its sweetness and rage and vulnerability. Something loud and tender at the same time." Hey Galaxy does just that. The 16 poems tell the story of our times. Whether it's "Orlando," which brutally relives the massacre at at LGBTQ nightclub and Andrea's own struggles with coming out, or "A Letter to White Queers" which combats white privilege during the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Gibson's poems awaken us with their urgency, honesty, and their lyrical meld of grit and beauty.