This is the Iron & Wine I remember. When Sam Beam announced his forthcoming Kiss Each Other Clean and released first single “Walking Far From Home,” there was speculation that the album will be his most forward, slightly contrastive of his earlier works due to the slight electronic influences apparent on the single and the accompanying B-sides released on an exclusive 12” single. Last week, Beam released the second single “Tree By The River, which he is giving away for free on the Iron & Wine website. Fortunately, “Tree By The River” displays that artsy, Southern folkiness that has become the group’s signature, Beam’s tranquil, empowering vocals conveyed so effortlessly. The highly anticipated Kiss Each Other clean comes out Jan 25th.
You can exchange your email address for an mp3 of “Tree By The River” over here.