The Lone Bellow has released a new song, the powerful and deeply personal “Just Enough To Get By.” The song, written by Kanene Donehey Pipkin, is the latest song from the band’s eagerly awaited new album, HALF MOON LIGHT, due next Friday, February 7 from Dualtone Records (An Entertainment One Company); pre–orders – including limited edition gold vinyl and autographed merchandise bundles – are available now.
“I wrote this song when I heard a secret kept by someone close to me,” says Pipkin. “It was a secret about a trauma they had experienced decades ago, and had kept hidden from nearly everyone they could, until everything unexpectedly came out into the open. Even then, she didn’t know if anyone she’d told believed her. I wanted to put myself in her shoes. When I began to imagine the years of burying this secret, I heard words of advice from all sides; cross-stitch clichés, culture, my confidants, my own mind. Mostly, they told me to get over it, keep it to myself, protect my reputation, and to never discomfort others with the truth of my past. I realized that living that way would only give me just enough to get by; I’d never be free.”