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Cody Canada and the Departed Reveal ‘Prayer for the Lonely’ From New ‘Adventus’ Album – Exclusive Premiere

Cody Canada and the Departed
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Sometimes, a song written for selfish reasons can resonate deep within the country music fanbase. That should be the case with ‘Prayer for the Lonely,’ a song from Cody Canada and the Departed‘s new ‘Adventus’ album, available Nov. 13. Listen to the Taste of Country exclusive premiere of the song below.

‘Prayer for the Lonely’ was written by Departed guitarist Seth James, who says the lyric came after the death of his mother and the loss of a handful of other close band friends and family members in a very short period of time.

“In about a two-month span we lost a young musician friend to the Salmon River up in Idaho, a young sound engineer friend to a car accident, my mother to cancer, and one of our crew guys lost his mother as well,” James says.

“This was the first time I had felt that kind of sadness that doesn’t really go away,” he adds. “It is an exhausting way to feel. ‘Prayer for the Lonely’ is about not wanting to feel that way anymore.”

The bluesy Texas country song provides an early peek into ‘Adventus,’ the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut album ‘This Is Indian Land.’ The new album is the Departed’s of originals, as ‘This Is Indian Land’ was a collection of covers written by Oklahoma songwriters.

Prior to joining the Departed, Canada was the frontman for Cross Canadian Ragweed.

Listen to Cody Canada and the Departed, ‘ Prayer for the Lonley’

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