Award-winning singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen wrote the song during COVID-19 after hearing the heartbreaking stories of people fighting for their lives, alone in hospitals. 
"Each day I would hear news stations report the heartbreaking stories of people alone in hospitals around the world fighting for their lives without a loved one at their side. I can only imagine the terror for them. So many stories of loss: loss of life, loss of jobs, homes, loneliness. Normal life simply gone. But in all of that overwhelming despair and loss, there were also stories of survival.

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Not Now

Loretta Hagen

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Loretta Hagen – NOT NOW [4:10] New Single Release – RADIO ADD DATE - APRIL 1, 2021 ISRC QM7M72151570 – ASCAP words and music by Loretta Hagen. © 2020 "Not Now" is a song about hope and the will to survive. Award-winning singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen wrote the song during COVID-19 after hearing the heartbreaking stories of people fighting for their lives, alone in hospitals. "Each day I would hear news stations report the heartbreaking stories of people alone in hospitals around the world fighting for their lives without a loved one at their side. I can only imagine the terror for them. So many stories of loss: loss of life, loss of jobs, homes, loneliness. Normal life simply gone. But in all of that overwhelming despair and loss, there were also stories of survival."

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"Critically-acclaimed/award-winning NJ singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen (who performed with the late Pete Seeger) comes with a well-produced & recorded “Not Now.” With a rich alto voice/acoustic guitar Loretta, instead of bellyaching about Covid-19 addresses surviving. Wonderful allusions, tight benevolent lyrics & a heartwarming melody with no anger, no regrets or bitterness, just optimism. She thinks about the people not just as victims. No politics, no accusatory finger-pointing. There are no soaring showboating vocals here – Hagen delivers on the strength of her soulful musical gifts. Guitarist Gary Hagen lays down some exceptional work, bassist Teri Avella joins with backup vocalists: Debby Maggiulli & Jackie Sierchio. 5 Stars. Do you hear me Cat Country? 5-stars.
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 “Loretta Hagen writes songs that sound like they can come from the Heartland, but they also really come from the heart.
- John Platt, WFUV 90.7 FM

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"The powerful lyrics, “I am shipwrecked, on an ocean wide/I barely catch my breath, when the winds subside”, open up Hagen’s newest song, “Not Now”. The raw emotion displayed through the effortless acoustics reveal the pain and sorrow from unforeseen circumstances. Setting up for her late 2021 album release, the comforting country folk tune calls on God to dry her tears and help weather the storm. With all of the devastation and peeling back of personal layers, communities around the world can relate as they realize they were stronger than they had originally thought. Shifting the darkness to light, Hagen’s songwriting and perspective brings hope for any journey the listener may be on."
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"I've always enjoyed [Loretta Hagen's] music since I first heard [her] a few years back. [Loretta's] songs sound incredible. I love that!" - Ron Olesko, WFDU-FM 89.1, Traditions Radio Show

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"There is something subtly epic about this song. It’s the kind of epic-nature that can make a listener very pensive. Loretta Hagen has created a song that will tap into something deep within you.. The poetic imagery here is so poignant and it’s very relatable. Her lyrics also have an inspiring resilience to them, .. “Not Now” is a low-key folk song that features impressive songwriting and a unique voice from Loretta Hagen."

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Loretta's honeyed voice and uplifting melodies help us find a way through.
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STATIC DIVE REVIEW "Over a beautifully recorded acoustic arrangement of guitar, bass and drums Loretta uses the metaphor of a shipwreck castaway to represent the lonely survivor. “Not Now” is a message to death itself. Our heroine is going to survive to see her family. She has chosen strength of will over desperation. The track is beautifully performed by Hagen and her band, including some smooth leads from her guitarist (and husband) Gary Hagen.

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