Iron & Wine's Sam Beam has long been friends with Band Of Horses' singer Ben Bridwell.
The pair had often spoke of collaborating, but time – and conflicting schedules – seemed to be against them.
Now, though, the two songwriters have set time aside to complete work on a new album. 'Sing Into My Mouth' will be released on July 17th, with Ben Bridwell commenting:
"As excited as I was at the prospect of finally working together, I was unsure of the possibility of us both finding the time. Luckily for me, Sam was persistent with the idea of recording some of our favorite tunes that we'd always wanted to cover."
"This is truly a 'full circle' moment for me... I've always wanted us to sing together and finally I have that dream realized. I couldn't be more excited to continue this project at the upcoming shows to take it even further while playing some of our original songs together."
The two have placed a cover of Sade's 'Bullet Proof Soul' online. What does it sound like? Gorgeous Americana, pure honey for the ears.
Check it out now.