HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – ” If It Comes in the Morning / Sanctuary “

Posted: March 8, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Hiss Golden Messenger has detailed the forthcoming release of their next studio album, “Quietly Blowing It”, due out June 25th on Merge Records. Yesterday I set the song “Sanctuary” free out into the world, accompanied by this beautiful video created by KidEthnic. This is just the beginning of what’s to come this year. I hope this song does something for you.

The 11-track album—written primarily by bandleader M.C. Taylor—will act as the band’s full-length follow-up to their 2019 Grammy-nominated Terms of Surrender. The album features a song entitled “Painting Houses” which was co-written by Gregory Alan Isakov, and will also hear guest contributions from Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Zach Williams (The Lone Bellow), Buddy Miller, and Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman).

The band released Quietly Blowing It‘s lead single earlier this year with “Sanctuary”, and have now followed that up with “If It Comes in the Morning” 

“Initially, I didn’t know how much hope to include in the song—I wasn’t feeling particularly hopeful myself in that moment—but I felt that it was important to remember that whatever happened, most of us were going to be fortunate enough to be given another day in which to enact what I feel are the most important and fundamental parts of being alive: joy, love, peace, the willingness to keep moving forward whether the cards fall in our favour or not,” Taylor said of their latest song, which was written last summer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I suppose it became a song of hope. The Staple Singers and Curtis Mayfield were very good at writing these kinds of songs, and I suppose I was looking to their music as inspiration for ‘If It Comes in the Morning’. When I got stumped on a verse, I called my friend Anaïs Mitchell, and she got me straightened out. I’m very thankful for her help.”

All songs written by M.C. Taylor with the exception of “If It Comes in the Morning” by Taylor and Anaïs Mitchell and “Painting Houses” by Taylor and Gregory Alan Isakov

Every Hiss Golden Messenger release is a cause for celebration and, although MC Taylor is such a prolific songwriter, it’s seemingly never at the expense of the quality. each accomplished addition to the Hiss Golden Messenger catalogue is lavished with critical acclaim and fan praise alike. for a long time, it’s felt like hiss golden messenger are ready to find an extended audience and now just might be the time!. Steeped in country and americana traditions, these songs go way beyond those parameters & pull in gorgeously languid gospel and soul vibes of the kind that Matthew E. White & his Spacebomb crew has an affinity for (not to mention the purple one, prince). there are winding blues vibes, too, which pay homage to Dylan but end up in a similar terrain to fink’s recent mesmerising output. indeed, ‘quietly blowing it’ is a distillation of the rolling

If It Comes in the Morning available on Merge Records Released on: June 25th, 2021 written by M.C. Taylor Composer: Anaïs Mitchell Lyricist: M.C. Taylor .

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