New Song Alert: I See That Hand by The Lone Bellow
We’ve got the newest track from Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow called “I See That Hand,” the opening track on the upcoming Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II compilation.
“We had a ball writing and recording ‘I See That Hand’ with Phil [Madeira],” says Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow. “The idea originated from a shared memory we all had. Growing up in churches down South, we all had the moment at the end of the service when the pastor said, ‘Every head bowed, every eye closed’ and then started counting hands raised in the air from the reaching out of souls in need of something… The writing teetered back and forth — wrestling with our beliefs, disagreements, and ideas regarding faith — and we ended up with a song at the end of this discussion that was from an honest place.”
This is the second installment of the Mercyland compilation, bringing together some of the most prominent voices in Americana music. Phil Madeira, organizer and producer of the Mercyland project says, “I contacted The Lone Bellow about being on the project, and their response was positive. We weren’t going for anything controversial, just something fun and uplifting. Zach Williams came up with line ‘I See That Hand,’ referring to old time evangelistic meetings.” The goal of Mercyland is to illustrate the spirituality of human connection, without attaching a specific religious doctrine.