Song Premiere: Glen Phillips, “Grief and Praise”

After an accident a few years back severed the nerves in his left arm nearly ended his career, Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips is making a return with his new solo album Swallowed By The New, the guitarist’s first solo release in a decade, which drops 10/7. We’re pleased to premiere “Grief and Praise,” the second single from the album.

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“The title for this song came from a Martin Prechtel talk,” says Phillips. “He describes grief and praise as being the mirrored aspects of love in the face of inevitable loss: Praise is grieving what we love and will lose, grief is praising what we love and have lost. I wrote this song three days into the recording of the album. I had been thinking about Prechtel’s concept and knew that I had left some things unsaid on the album as it stood. I knew I had to praise my children and my former wife, to thank them for the life we’d had together and honor the new lives we were all beginning. It’s the core of everything this record is about.

Listen to “Grief and Praise” below.

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