|Photo by Bree Marie Fish
"Cosmic country" seems like it's going to be the genre we bring you repeatedly in 2022, and we aren't going to be complaining. Our latest cosmic country discovery is the newest single from Erin Rae. "Cosmic Sigh" is a lush and gorgeous song that is equal parts country, psychedelia, and 70's style soft rock. It starts off as a quiet singer/songwriter track, sounding personal and contemplative. It slowly builds into a giant crescendo of strings that stops just shy of over the top. This is what mainstream 70's crossover country could have sounded like if they had all just been a little bit cooler.
In a press release, Erin Rae says of the new song:
“For me, ‘Cosmic Sigh’ is telling the story of the turning point in healing, in which you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or hope that a new way of living is starting to feel more comfortable; that life is expanding. Something I have learned many times now is that when things start to change, even for the better, it can be intimidating and uncomfortable. The familiar ways of operating, though harmful or painful, can try and draw you back in for a few rounds. Two steps forward, one step back. 'Cosmic Sigh' is about the fortitude within; the commitment to have faith in the unknown, and stay the course the intuition is hinting at, and eventually, hopefully, trusting oneself.”
You can watch the video for "Cosmic Sigh" below. Lighten Up is due out February 4 on Thirty Tigers/Good Memory and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Erin Rae, check out the artist's website.