Dolly Parton preaches hope and transformation like only she can in a coronavirus-confronting new track, looking ahead to “When Life Is Good Again.”
Written while the country icon was in self-quarantined isolation, it finds Parton tapping into all of her resiliency, and resolving to make the most of life once more.
All about the changes she hopes to make once the COVID-19 threat is over, the humble anthem shoves despair aside as Parton pledges to become a better person. She’ll open her heart to others, remember to be more thoughtful and live in the moment, she sings — just as soon as “life is good again.” And to match that message with a blast of upbeat country gospel, the track swells from a private promise into an epic declaration, surrounded by the soul-stirring sounds of a choir, propulsive drums and a string section.
“I’ll open up my heart / And let the whole world in / I’ll try to make amends / When life is good again,” goes the legend’s encouraging chorus.
Along with wishing for better days in general, Parton has also been wishing for better birthdays. She recently announced a partnership with American Greetings for personalized “Birthday Time” SmashUp ecards, where she’ll send a custom birthday wish to just about anyone you can think of.