Lonnie Holley has shared the second single from his forthcoming album, Oh Me Oh My. “I Am A Part Of The Wonder,” a joint cut with Moor Mother, follows the record’s Michael Stipe-featuring lead offering and title track, a certified Song You Need.
Today’s single (February 8), like its predecessor, is as much a mantra as it is a song in the traditional sense. Holley sings the titular refrain, developing its meaning into a zen message of oneness. Moor Mother joins later with a welcoming whisper: “If you’re lonely let me know.” The song continues to expand in scope both lyrically and sonically, moving from a childlike, minimalist simplicity to a texturally rich wisdom — demonstrating the self-evident truth that these mindstates are, after all, two sides of the same coin.
Watch the lyric video for “I Am A Part Of The Wonder,” view Lonnie Holley’s upcoming live dates, and check out Oh Me Oh My’s album art and tracklist below.
Lonnie Holley live dates
March 17 - London, UK - Royal Academy
March 18 - London, UK - Café Oto
March 30–April 2 - Knoxville, TN @-Big Ears
May 18 - New York, NY - The New York Society for Ethical Culture
Oh Me Oh My cover art
Oh Me Oh My tracklist
2. I Am A Part Of The Wonder (with Moor Mother)
3. Oh Me, Oh My (with Michael Stipe)
4. Earth Will Be There (with Moor Mother)
5. Mount Meigs
6. Better Get That Crop In Soon
7. Kindness Will Follow Your Tears (with Bon Iver)
8. None Of Us Have But A Little While (with Sharon Van Etten)
9. If We Get Lost They Will Find Us (with Rokia Koné)
10. I Can’t Hush
11. Future Children