Something for the weekend: Toad the Wet Sprocket “Starting Now”

Well that’s it for another week dear reader, and we leave you from the most locked-down place in the country (or at least England) with the first video and title track from the forthcoming new album from California’s Toad the Wet Sprocket. The last album from Toad was seven years ago, and in that gap amongst other things lead singer Glen Phillips played the AmericanaFest over here in 2017. ‘Starting Now’ was written before the pandemic hit but its lyrics almost seems prophetic in their aptness. “I wrote this song about two years ago after listening to an On Being podcast”, said Phillips, “They were talking about optimism and pessimism being passive states where the future is presumed to be set so no action is needed, but hope being the acceptance that the outcome is uncertain but the good work is worth doing regardless. That’s only become more important as time has gone on.” Amen to that. Have a good one.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 19 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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