To capture the essence of their live show, Distant Cousins entered Boulevard Studios in early 2020 to record an audio and video performance culminating into 'Here & Now', a live visual album and collection of acoustic and reimagined selections from their catalog + two new songs, “Here & Now” and “The Day.”
In keeping with tradition, the Cousins invited guests to accompany them: Los Angeles-based trio The Songbirds (featuring Gaby Moreno, Erica Canales and Dannielle DeAndrea) bring their own magic to “Mighty Love” while Lindsey Ray is featured on the first single and title track “Here & Now”.
Just as the title suggests, the single is about “recognizing how little we know of the future and appreciating the here and now,” says Cousin Dov. It was serendipitously written only 2 weeks prior to our current situation, but its message is timely. In fact, following her visit to Los Angeles to record in late-February, Lindsey returned home to Nashville to self-quarantine. And due to current travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines, the “Here & Now” video was recorded Zoom-style, making the song even more poignant.