While we are by no means out of the woods, there is at least some semblance of hope emerging. But even as we look forward, we can’t forget what we’ve experienced over the past 15 months. That’s where our artists and musicians come into play.
Jeff Plankenhorn’s “Together Alone” conjures up the sense of isolation found in the deserted streets of our Covid era and our time spent in lockdown. “I’m living in the twilight, permanent midnight,” he sings.
As Plankenhorn points out, there’s a non-Covid perspective to be found in the song: the sense of loneliness that touring musicians can encounter on the road.
We all now know what it’s like, to try to stay in communication and have some semblance of connection with the ones we love when you are far away. Before it was a traveling musician or anyone with a vagabond spirit who knew, now it’s pretty much anyone who’s lived through this tumultuous time. This song was written during the pandemic we are just beginning (crossed fingers) to come out of, but it holds true anytime you are away from someone you love and are connected only by a cell phone, or a computer screen, or an email or text. In Canada and the States so many of us are just now beginning to see the light of hope, while so many in India and around the world are still hurting and locking down again. Co-written with Miles Zuniga from Fastball and featuring the rest of The Resentments as the backing band, this is the third and final single before the full release of “Covered/Uncovered Vol.2” “Until we can get back home, we’ll be together alone.”
About the author: Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.