Last year's Hope & Sorrow by Wilder Adkins was a record aglow with a Wendell Berrian affection for nature, as well as for the unique charms of the Southern lifestyle. His newest single, however, released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reflects on Southern history, specifically that of his home city of Birmingham, Alabama. "Side by Side" is a tribute to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and a somber nod the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. According to Adkins, it's "an anthem for peace and a call to keep hoping and never give up fighting darkness with the power of light." (Side note: the Greek words at the top of the icon-like art mean "hope" and "sorrow")
Listen to "Side by Side" below.