“I wrote this song with David Leonard and Jon Guerra, and while we were together, we got into this conversation about how each of us have walked through dark nights of the soul,” shares Ellie Holcomb about the new song. “I’ve walked through that personally, and I’ve walked through that in community, and I think collectively, as a country and as a globe, we are in a really hard season of collective grief and suffering. I was planning to put this song out on my new record that I’m working on, but it just feels like the time for this song is right now.”
Due to the current pandemic and not being able to go into the studio, she is releasing the song that features the recording of her vocals captured on the first take during the writing session.
“This is probably the most raw song I’ve ever written, and the vocal that’s on the recording is actually the vocal I recorded the first time I ever sang the song,” she explains. “This song is for the moments when you want to shake your fist at the sky because this life hurts. It breaks. It ends. It confounds us, and it confuses us. It makes sense to me that this earth is not our home. But while we’re in this chaos, desert valley, dust place, there is an echo from somewhere else that reminds us that we are not alone. That is my hope for this song.”