This review was originally published in July of 2018.
It feels like a deep soul message, like it's more than just a song. Wander Marchal, with her new single Sacred, taps into a collective injured humility: putting words in the mouths of ghosts, the lost, the fallen, and those that still fight for what's good.
It doesn't hurt that her voice is all silk and salt, and the horns stand ready, the groove is all set. A little bit of swing, a mid-tempo triplet shuffle, the occasional growl of the Leslie speaker, and a massive singalong at the end; it's nothing short of epic. Just listen.