On January 25, I’m With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, release “Call My Name,” a new single that marks their first original composition since the release of their heralded debut album ‘See You Around’ and their first collaboration with producer and musician Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Muse, Ed Sheeran). The band have also announced a London show at Hackney Empire on 19 March.
“Call My Name” marks a creative leap forward for the band. Its quietly assertive vocals glide over the sinuous melody, which is punctuated by subtle percussion and swirling fiddle lines. The song’s meditative mood is further enhanced by the group’s distinctive, shimmering three-part harmonies. Watch here
Aoife O’Donovan offers insight into the band’s creative process: “This track is a result of a real collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo. We had two days in the studio and a finished song, but we had no idea how it was going to turn out. Mike’s approach to recording and producing the track was incredible.
We gave him a few reference points, and he created a beat that became the bed of the entire song. Having never recorded in this way as a band, it sets ‘Call My Name’ apart in its sonic landscape and feel, while retaining the intimacy that has become a cornerstone of our band.”
After years of crossing paths, I’m With Her came together by chance for an off-the-cuff performance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado during the summer of 2014. The multi-Grammy-Award-winners have individually released nine solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists.
With a magical Union Chapel show already under their belts, the US supergroup return to London for their upcoming Hackney Empire gig on 19 March.