Iron & Wine Cover “Tomorrow On The Runway”

Iron and Wine

Iron & Wine have covered The Innocence Mission’s “Tomorrow On The Runway.” Sam Beam talked with NPR about how the cover came to be:

“Stephanie approached me about a particular scene in the film and asked if I could write an original song,” Beam writes via email. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to commit to that, but when “Tomorrow on the Runway” came to mind, it seemed like a wonderful match. The song feels like an elegy, which was appropriate for the tone of the movie, and it’s long been a favorite of mine because the melody is so beautiful. Working with Stephanie was a pleasure, and I’ve been an Innocence Mission fan for a long time, so getting a chance to record one of their songs was a real treat, as well.”

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Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – ‘Love Letter For Fire’

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop will be releasing Love Letter for Fire on April 15th. You can stream the album on NPR.

It’s been 15 years since Sam Beam released his first collection of whispery, low-definition solo recordings, recorded at home under the name Iron & Wine. Back then, it would have been difficult to imagine how many directions Beam’s music would travel: Iron & Wine’s records have evolved into lavish exercises in horn-laden Technicolor sprawl, while Beam has most recently set aside time for album-length collaborations with Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell and now singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop.