Daily Distraction: Margo Price's 'Letting Me Down' a welcome lift

Andy Downing
Margo Price

Margo Price has had a brutal year, much of which she documented in this must-read article for Vogue, in which she recounted the weeks her family spent in quarantine after her husband was diagnosed with COVID-19.

"He was incredibly lethargic, his skin looked pale, and he had no appetite. He had breathing problems every night. I could barely find rest myself, I was so worried," she wrote. "I listened for his breath while he was sleeping. Did I have it? Did the kids have it? Were they going to die in the middle of the night?"

Fortunately, everyone in Price's family pulled through OK, and now the country singer's new album, That's How Rumors Get Started, which was delayed due to the pandemic, has both a release date (July 10) and a catchy new single, "Letting Me Down," which features backing vocals from Sturgill Simpson.

"Everybody's lonely," Price sings on the chorus, a line perfectly suited to this point in history, buoyed by music that seems to remind that it's not forever.

Give the song a listen below.