Hiss Golden Messenger Unveils New Single ‘Sanctuary’

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Hiss Golden Messenger, the project masterminded by MC Taylor, begins 2021 with a new single. “Sanctuary” was released today along with an accompanying video.

“Over the past year, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we care for ourselves and each other, and how hard it is to live truthfully in a world that is so tangled. ‘We sell the world to buy fire, our way lighted by burning men,’ says the poet Wendell Berry,” explained Taylor in a statement. “The song ‘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.”

M.C. Taylor both wrote and produced the new track. KidEthnic directed the “Sanctuary” video, which combines footage of Taylor singing the song with images of children. “[Hiss Golden Messenger] makes lasting connections with people through hard times and good times, and ‘Sanctuary’ comes at a time when we all could use a little of just that,” noted press material announcing the single.

Watch Hiss Golden Messenger’s “Sanctuary” video below:

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