Jono Manson, Eliza Gilkyson, Terry Allen
THE CHRISTIAN THING
Kitchen Sink Studio
Normally labels and artists send me their singles via downloads, but in this case Jono Manson sent an actual CD with artwork and everything. As a confirmed non-believer I felt obliged to still give The Christian Thing my full attention for four lonely minutes.
An hour later I was drenched in melancholia after playing it non-stop; then this very Sunday morning, in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton, Ohio mass murders, I put it back in the cd player and just sat there listening intently….. over and over again.
First released in 2017 it appears to have been dusted off and gussied up for a re-release in late July 2019; but if ever a song was ‘of its time’ it is The Christian Thing, which isn’t preachy in the slightest but a song trying to bring all sides together in our troubled times.