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New Rosanne Cash: Crawl into the Promised Land

Video: Rosanne Cash – “Crawl into the Promised Land” (ft. John Leventhal)

Rosanne Cash - Crawl into the Promised Land ft. John Leventhal

Single out now on Blue Note.

A powerful new song inspired by current events, the subject matter is as heavy as the music is jaunty.

Cash wrote a statement:

The pandemic and the protests were a perfect storm of isolation, inspiration, outrage, longing, fear, and hope. Living in New York City was a pressure cooker, particularly in April and May, when the deaths were spiking and the city sealed itself off, and utterly changed. But strangely, there was also a sense of transformation just around the curve, a sense of unity and community, and the potential for transcendence. I kept thinking of the model in physics, where things have to fall apart in order to re-assemble themselves in a more refined, evolved state.

My tour was cancelled, and I was off the road, sequestered in my own home, with time, a stack of writing journals, and a recording studio in the basement. There was nothing to do to accommodate the emotional squeeze, and the rumblings of panic, and no way to articulate the division, and the suffering born of racism and the suffering born of Covid, with reason or logic. The only thing to do was write songs.

Well, it’s nice something good came out of it!

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New Norah Jones and Jeff Tweedy video: I’m Alive

Video: Norah Jones – “I’m Alive” (ft. Jeff Tweedy)

Norah Jones - I'm Alive

From Pick Me Up Off the Floor, due May 8 on Blue Note.

Well I suppose the title of this song is a rather important affirmation in these times of social distancing, self-quarantine and isolation. I hope you, too, are alive and will remain so for as long as reasonably appropriate.

This is a weird thing to be going through, and there have been times over the past couple of weeks where not even listening to music has worked to calm the fear and loathing that rises from my depths of my guts every time I think about how our orange fuhrer and his Republican enablers have botched the response to this crisis. It’s maddening.

But what can you do? Stay home, laugh at memes, and try to comfort those around you. Try not to take out your anger on the undeserving. Watch “Tiger King” and marvel at the wonders of the universe. We are all just blips in the timeline. This too shall pass.

And in the meantime find some joy in this new song by Ravi Shankar’s daughter, recorded with Jeff and Spencer Tweedy at the Wilco Loft.

Just sit and wait, don’t move
Just hesitate
You can hope and pray
You can moan
Maybe things will change.

Things will change. They always do.

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The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates

The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John OatesThe Bird and the BeeInterpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates (Blue Note)

Get your Friday Facial from Glorious Noise in the latest installment of our ongoing series, Faces Don’t Lie: Expressive Record Reviews with Dylan Burr.

See Dylan’s reaction to this album after the jump…

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The Bird and the Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future

The Bird and the Bee - Ray Guns Are Not Just The FutureThe Bird and the BeeRay Guns Are Not Just The Future (Blue Note)

Get your Friday Facial from Glorious Noise in the latest installment of our ongoing series, Faces Don’t Lie: Expressive Record Reviews with Dylan Burr.

See Dylan’s reaction to this album after the jump…

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