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Hiss Golden Messenger drop soulful new track 'Sanctuary'

By Ciara Bains

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Grammy nominee Hiss Golden Messenger has released their brand new single 'Sanctuary', out now via Merge Records.

Led by the reflective and erudite songwriting of M.C. Taylor, the single is a hearty, soulful take on "how hard it is to live truthfully in a world that is so tangled".

“Over the past year, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we care for ourselves and each other. ‘We sell the world to buy fire, our way lighted by burning men,’ says the poet Wendell Berry. ‘Sanctuary’ is one small piece of my own personal reckoning with what it feels like to search for some kind of shelter in the storm. Fare thee well, John Prine, AKA Handsome Johnny, a speaker of truth if ever there was one", said Taylor.

Hiss Golden Messenger recently received their first Grammy nomination for the 2019 album Terms of Surrender, which is up for Best Americana Album.

Over the course of the last decade plus, Hiss Golden Messenger has amassed an impressive body of work consisting of seven critically acclaimed albums and a devoted fanbase.

Photography by Graham Tolbert