Iron & Wine “You Never Know” – Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week

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Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all day to hear “You Never Know” by Iron & Wine, Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week!
Iron & Wine "You Never Know"

Dan’s DJ pick of the week is Iron & Wine’s “You Never Know!” Gearing up for a full album release on April 26, 2024, this track is the first single off of the artist’s newest full-length project, “Light Verse.”

The artistic vision of Samuel Ervin Beam, Iron & Wine has been a beloved yet understated creative force in the American indie folk scene for well over a decade. This new single introduces listeners to Beam’s first full studio album since “Years To Burn,” a 2019 collaboration with the band Calexico. The upcoming record, titled “Light Verse,” will present Beam’s re-emergence of artistry after a self-described dark period of uncertainty and writer’s block during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Featuring an intriguing collection of unconventional musical and lyrical elements, “You Never Know” marks another soothing yet thought-provoking part of Iron & Wine’s ongoing catalog. Beam sings softly about finding peace in love’s unpredictable nature over winding and passionate falsetto melodies that shape the song’s hopeful mood. The instruments form a pleasant chorus of acoustic guitar plucks and feathery percussion, underscored by a beautiful full orchestral arrangement that gives the song a vast, ethereal atmosphere to get lost in. Beam effortlessly uses these performances to evoke pure comfort and reassurance in the face of the uneasiness and ambiguity towards the future that we all feel from time to time.

Listen to Iron & Wine’s “You Never Know” below, and pre-save “Light Verse,” set to release on April 26th!

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all day to hear “You Never Know” by Iron & Wine, Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week! Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter!