Jason Hawk Harris scales the mountain with “Roll,” an essential cut from his long-awaited new album Thin Places. “Let it roll so I can rest a little while,” he sings, heaving an exasperated sigh. He seeks freedom from the present, the weariness of existing almost breaking his back. “Well, I ain’t seen your tombstone yet / It’s too soon, and I can’t do that / I got too much of you still on my mind,” he pivots to talk of grief. “And if heaven comes down before I do, before I toughen up and visit you / I’ll take my glory with a little bit of shame.” Harris’ voice is super-sized, moving from the intimacy of the pain throbbing in his lungs to bold and loud as though screaming to the heavens, “Why, oh, why.” If there’s just one new song you listen to today, make “Roll” the the way to go.
Listen to “Roll” below.