Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Love Letter for Fire *
By

Rating
Album: Love Letter for Fire *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Welcome to Feeling
2)    One Way to Pray
3)    Lamb You Lost, The
4)    We Two Are a Moon
5)    Midas Tongue
6)    Know the Wild That Wants You
7)    Every Songbird Says
8)    Bright Lights and Goodbyes
9)    Kiss Me Quick
10)    Chalk It Up to Chi
11)    Valley Clouds
12)    Soft Place to Land
13)    Sailor to Siren
 
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Sam Beam of Iron and Wine has never been averse to collaborating with like-minded artists, and he seems to have found an especially simpatico musical partner in Jesca Hoop. He and the musically shape-shifting Hoop co-wrote and recorded a batch of songs together. The result, 2016's Love Letter for Fire, is an album that shows both performers to their best advantage. For Beam, Hoop's clever melodic conceits and rich, free-spirited vocal and guitar style bring some fresh flavors to his repertoire. For Hoop, the full-bodied strength of Beam's vocals and guitar work gives her a mooring that keeps her airier ideas from drifting away. And together, they're superb duet partners, harmonizing with a skill that brings out the best in each singer and serves these 13 songs beautifully. If the tunes aren't wildly upbeat, the interaction of Beam and Hoop's voices emphasizes the humanity of his vision, and the best of this music manages to sound warm, gentle, and thoughtful without feeling bland. Drawing from '70s soft rock, more rustic Americana influences, and the sometimes mannered but emotionally honest tone of indie folk, the music is accessible but quietly adventurous. Producer Tucker Martine has given these recordings a clean but well-balanced sound, with the studio band lending valuable color and texture to Beam and Hoop's work. (The players include Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg.) Collaborative efforts like this usually give musicians a chance to play around a bit with unfamiliar ideas. But Love Letter for Fire sounds like Beam and Hoop were born to work together. The yin and yang of their individual perspectives fit together marvelously, and this rests comfortably with the best of both their recorded works. ~ Mark Deming
Professional Reviews
Paste (magazine) - "Despite their disparate backgrounds, Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop have managed to make an album that's both hushed and harmonious..."

Clash (magazine) - "As warming as a good whiskey at night, LOVE LETTER FOR FIRE sounds exactly as you'd imagine it to considering all involved -- i.e. a folky's sweetest dream."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Classical
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Love Letter for Fire * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top