The song was written for the documentary “ American Symphony »on Jon Batiste and his partner, the artist Suleika Jaoaud.
Jon Batiste has shared a new ballad about lasting love, “ It Never Went Away », written for a new documentary, American Symphony, on Batiste and his partner, the author-artist Suleika Jaoaud.
The film, directed by Matthew Heineman, follows Batiste and Jaouad during a tumultuous year of their lives, as Batiste composes his first symphony and Jaouad undergoes treatment for lung cancer. “ It Never Went Away ,” which Batiste co-wrote with Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson (who has also collaborated with artists ranging from Adele to Taylor Swift), acknowledges these upheavals, but ultimately celebrates a strong, serene love that transcends all.
In a statement, Batiste said: “‘It Never Went Away’ describes a love that survives all conditions of the physical world. It raises the question of our mortality, while evoking the lasting quality of our deepest desires. That part of us that protests against the evils of the physical world is, in fact, evidence of our perpetual nature. »