Mickey Guyton has released a touching new song, “Heaven Down Here.”
The country truth-teller’s new release details the plight of this world and its need for divine intervention. “Hey God, I know / I don’t hit you up that often / But the world is turning upside down / I swear it feels / Like all we’ve got is problems / And there’s so many, I’m losing count,” Guyton sings on a verse.
She then pleads on the emotional chorus: “If you got a little love left in your back pocket / Rain it down like pennies in this wishing well of tears / I know that you’re busy / But If you could hear me talking / We could use a little more heaven down here.”
“I wrote ‘Heaven Down Here’ after I saw the horrific video of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and hearing about the death of Breonna Taylor. It completely wrecked me, and I was also feeling the effects of this pandemic and it just seemed that the world was burning down around me,” Guyton shared in a press release.
“‘Heaven Down Here’ came from those raw emotions, and I wrote it through a Zoom session with Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson and Josh Kerr. We were all pretty emotional from everything going on in our country and in the world, and we wrote from those emotions.”
Prior to this, Guyton released the stirring, autobiographical songs “Black Like Me” and “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” As per the press release, she is currently working on an EP that is due out this fall via Capitol Records/UMG Nashville.
Listen to “Heaven Down Here” below: