Last year, MC Taylor’s North Carolina folk project Hiss Golden Messenger released a very good album, Heart Like A Levee, and today he’s shared an outtake from the recording sessions for that album called “Standing In The Doorway.” He put it out while in the studio at work on the group’s next album. Listen to it and check out a note from Taylor below.
“Standing in the Doorway” was written and recorded during the making of Heart Like a Levee. I think I was trying to understand if and whether luck was related to my life at the time. I always liked this tune, but it didn’t seem to fit the emotional arc of that album for some reason. It also seemed like it could survive on its own, away from other songs that might give it context. Since Heart Like a Levee came out, a lot has changed in the world, of course. I’m currently writing this from the studio where we’re working on our next record and trying to live in this world with some kind of light.
“Standing In The Doorway” is out now.