Album of the Week: Iron & Wine – Light Verse

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine found lockdown hard, and it took him three years to kickstart his musical creativity. Light Verse, the first album since 2019 is a playful and positive album – he has exorcised any demons and produced a light and open set of songs overlaid with his majestic voice. AllMusic said “in the end Light Verse turns out to be one of the most enjoyable, varied, and well-crafted of the band’s records”. We’d have to agree! Highlight track: “All in Good Time”, a collaboration with Fiona Apple.

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