John Fogerty Shares ‘Weeping In The Promised Land’ Single
Iconic musician John Fogerty released the single “Weeping In The Promised Land” as well as an accompanying video today. Fogerty addresses the events of 2020 in the lyrics of his first new original song in eight years.
The co-founding member of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame band Creedence Clearwater Revival has never shied away from writing about the controveries of the day. Examples include “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain.” On “Weeping In The Promised Land,” Fogerty references the police killing of George Floyd, the COVID-19 pandemic and the deep political divide in America.
“I took a look back at what 2020 has been and tried to get my feelings out about the political climate, Black Lives Matter, Covid and everything else that occurred this year,” Fogerty said in a statement. “Friends are dying, we are stuck at home, we are indeed weeping in the promised land.”
“Weeping In The Promised Land” features John Fogerty on piano accompanied by backup singers. However, John first recorded the song with a band featuring Don Was on bass, Jim Keltner on drums and his son, Shane Fogerty on guitar. John Fogerty told Rolling Stone his wife and manager, Julie, encouraged him to take a different approach. Fogerty decided to go with a more stripped-down, gospel-tinged version.
Watch John Fogerty’s “Weeping The Promised Land” video below: