Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop burn bright on Love Letter for Fire

Shad welcomes in-studio performance from singer-songwriters Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop.

Shad welcomes an in-studio performance from singer-songwriters Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Jesca Hoop, who have joined lyrical forces in a moving new album, Love Letter for Fire.

The pair performs two songs from the record — Know the Wild That Wants You and Valley Clouds— and sit down with Shad to discuss how they explored intimacy within their platonic creative partnership. 

"Make a fool of yourself, early on," advises Hoop, who recalls sending Beam a very rough, unformed idea to kick off their collaboration. "I didn't edit it. I didn't think about it." 

"I think she taught me to be spontaneous. And I taught her the power of editing," laughs Beam. 

WEB EXTRA | Beam says one of his initial inspirations was Island in the Stream, a classic duet between Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, and a karaoke favourite. You can certainly see that influence in the official video for Valley Clouds



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