Rosanne Cash has dropped a politically-themed new single “Crawl Into The Promised Land.”
The song was co-written by John Leventhal, Cash’s frequent collaborator and husband. It also features Leventhal on all instruments and Sarah Jarosz and Jakob Leventhal, the couple’s son, on backing vocals.
Cash also released a letter along with the song.
“The pandemic and the protests were a perfect storm of isolation, inspiration, outrage, longing, fear, and hope … But, strangely, there was also a sense of transformation just around the curve, a sense of unity and community, and the potential for transcendence,” writes Cash, who lives in New York City and has been at home and off the road due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.”
“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,” she adds. “The only thing to do was write songs.”
Proceeds from “Crawl Into the Promised Land” are being donated to the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, “an educational online memorial to commemorate the victims of lynchings in the State of Arkansas in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative and Coming to the Table.”
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