"The Sacred Now" and "How Long," two new singles from the forthcoming album Workin' On A World, are out today.
Cover photo by Pieta Brown
About “The Sacred Now,” DeMent notes, “Every day in 2020, some new trauma was being added to the old ones that kept repeating themselves, and like everybody else, I was just trying to bear up under it all. Songs, ever since I was a child, have been lending me a hand. Writing songs, singing songs, putting them on records, has been a way for me to extend that hand to others. One day, in the middle of the mayhem, I got the idea to send a melody and a title for a song I’d been working on to my friend, and fellow songwriter, Pieta Brown. Within a few hours, she’d sent me a handful of verses she’d come up with; I sent her a handful back. We looked over all our verses and noticed that two of hers and two of mine went good together. Abracadabra! The Sacred Now.”
Workin' On A World comes out on February 24.