Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY: Iron & Wine

OK, so I don't do this every day, but I thought I would highlight a song and an artist that I am getting into on this gloomy November day. The artist goes by Iron and Wine and I discovered him on The Current (go figure). The song is Walking Far From Home, and it really uplifted my spirits. It is a song that has caught my attention in passing probably a dozen times, but I finally took the time to look it up on The Current's playlist. Iron and Wine is actually the brain child of the man Sam Beam. After listening to a few of his songs and muddling through youtube, I came to the realization that Beam is by no means a new comer to the music scene even if he is new to my radar. His sound is very dynamic and influenced by a variety of styles. There are hits of folk and reggae and traditional African tribal sounds. The vocals are very soulful and the lyrics are nostalgic stories.

Iron & Wine's newest album, Kiss Each Other Clean was released almost a year ago, which is essentially ancient history. Despite this, I am still going to highlight my favorite song from that record. Here it is, Enjoy!

I encourage you to check out Iron and Wine if they come to a city near you. They are on tour this winter so visit their website and get a ticket!


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