Tuesday, 30 April 2013

What we're Listening To...

If you’re a fan of songs that tell a story of hopeless romance then Iron & Wine’s latest album Ghost on Ghost is the one that you should be listening to this week!

Samuel Beam is an American songwriter who performs as Iron & Wine. He’s usually an acoustic soloist but for this record Ghost on Ghost he ditched his home-based studio in Texas, that has been used to record previous albums, for a Brooklyn studio.

Beam’s a self-taught guitarist and influenced by jazz, hence he’s been enjoying trying out some new tricks for this record.

This time he’s had a whole entourage of musicians to add new layers to his musical production: jazz rhythm, funk beats and harmonies akin to that of Lennon and McCartney. Impressively he completed the recording in just two weeks.

It certainly is different from his older whispery stuff but we think that with his voice and new grooves this album radiates warmth amidst despondent love songs. Watch on…

See Iron & Wine play live in London on May 28 at the Barbican Hall in London. Click here for Tickets.

By Melodie Walter

1 love letters:

Paprika said...

I love this. So much.

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