Some wounds will never heal
loneliness becomes an expectation
but you're stretched there by my side
and you whisper those foolish incantations
I'm quite excited to tell you this: The Wilderness, Cowboy Junkies' new album to be released on March 27th (pre-order here), and the last offering in their four-volume Nomad Series, is one of their best. And that's saying a lot about a band who has been around for almost 25 years now.
I don't know why it is that I expect their music to trail off and become weaker as they get older, but that has not been the case, especially with The Nomad Series. Its final chapter offers a little bit of everything. Here's what songwriter Michael Timmins says of the songs:
“The title, The Wilderness, in some odd way seemed to define what these songs were actually “about”: fragility, emptiness, loneliness, beauty, chance, loss, desperation, the delicate balancing act that makes up a life. They are about being lost in the wilderness of age, the wilderness of parenthood, in the wilderness of just trying to find meaning and substance, happiness and truth in one's day to day life. They are about standing alone in middle of it all, breathing in the cold still air and wondering.”
Today, we're proud to bring you a standout track from The Wilderness, "I Let Him In." Stream below, friends!
Cowboy Junkies - I Let Him In