Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam Releases Duet Album with Jessca Hoop
April 16, 2016
Iron & Wine troubadour Sam Beam has partnered with California singer-songwriter Jessca Hoop on a new duet album dropping today called Love Letter for Fire.
Offering 13 duets, Love Letter for Fire was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse). A handful of other special guests, including Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and frequent Iron & Wine collaborator Robert Burger, also contributed to the album.
“Some of my favorite songs are duets, because the narrative is expanded,” explained Beam. “It’s not just a monologue. It’s a conversation, and so it gets complicated. I had melodies over the years that I’d been compiling that I thought, this sounds like a classic Kenny and Dolly, ‘Islands in the Stream’ kind of thing, or George and Tammy.”
Experience track “Every Songbird Says” below, and order your album copy here!