On March 3, 2023, renowned singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves will release Together Through The Dark.
A press release from the artist reads, “Producer Scrappy Jud Newcomb and Cleaves teamed up for the third time in early 2022 between COVID surges to record a new batch of songs, Slaid’s first in five years. Familiar themes of struggle and resilience will be a surprise to no one. As Scrappy puts it, ‘This album speaks to the hopeful, the hard-working, the battered, confused, and the sad. But above all to the believers in the city of freedom that we heard in the stories of our youth and all those FM radio hits.’”
Cleaves’ latest single “Through The Dark” jangles in, surveying a Western landscape drowning and in darkness. Written with friend and writing partner Rod Picott, Slaid offers hope in his signature voice, singing, “When the night comes creeping in / And the day has left a mark / I’ll take you by the hand /Together through the dark.”