Not too long ago we fell in love with the six piece band from Tennessee, Edward & Jane. Their track Hold Your Own captured the elegant story telling nature of country and Americana music whilst fusing it with a sense of nostalgia, raw vocals and timeless themes that entranced us. Now they’ve released another new track that continue to establish them as an act at the forefront of the Americana scene.
More can only be described as a heartbreakingly beautiful masterpiece that will captivate you from start to finish. The pure vocals of Jane (Emilie Jane Creutzinger) lead the track and are filled to the brim with tender emotion with the accompanying piano and string section enhancing this vocal even further. The songwriting is very reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel where certain moments are amplified by the music surrounding it making the emotion hit you like a wave like, “You gave me the best of you and the worst of you, You gave me all of you, I could never ask for more than that.” That moves us onto the lyrics that, like their previous tracks, are pure poetry and weave an effortlessly tale that will leave you speechless.
The track itself is about we become who we are because of those who raise us, our parents, friends and family as a whole. We take some of the best qualities and worst qualities of those around us that help form who we are. You know what they say, like mother, like daughter, like father, like son.
“We are who we are because of the people who raised us–the care we received, or lack thereof in our upbringing. However your childhood experience, you are who you are much to the credit of your mother and father. You clench tightly to their best qualities, and avoid their worst, but in my experience the apple never falls far from the tree. Everyone has parents. Everyone can understand this. “More” is an attempt to show our deep gratitude for those who raised us into the people we are today, for better or worse.” – Edward (Timothy Edward Carpenter) of Edward & Jane.
Edward & Jane release their new EP Too Early To Tell September 28th.