This song pre-dates my mother's death - it is one of two songs on the album that was previously released on "All Shall Be Revealed", a live-in-the-studio album I made in 2012. When I gave the album to Greta, she flagged "Better Angels" as a favorite and said she'd love to try her hand at producing it with "the works", strings and her usual sumptuous approach. Intrigued, I filed that idea away until the summer after mom's death when I suddenly realized I HAD to have Greta make this new album with me and include "Better Angels" and "Airborne", also on "All Shall Be Revealed". Thank god I did because I believe it is one of the standout tracks on "The Beacon". Thank you again, Greta Gertler Gold!