Celebrated singer/songwriter Iris DeMent releases the hopeful track “The Sacred Now” from her long-awaited upcoming album Workin’ On A World out February 24. Written with Pieta Brown, “The Sacred Now” shares that we are all in this life together, no matter what divides us. In addition, DeMent releases a remixed version of her 2020 song “How Long” today as well.
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. // Continue to the full article