Fox and Bones: 'Love Me Like A River' [Song Premiere]

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The couple take a big musical step, getting help from local producers and professionals in Badfoot Records, The Rye Room and ROLA Music, before heading off to tour Europe this fall. But before they go, catch the duo at the White Eagle on October 12 and upon their return at the Doug Fir on November 22.

As Fox and Bones ready themselves to jet across the pond for yet another European tour this October and November, they’ll first leave us with something to remember them by. The folk-pop project of Scott Gilmore and Sarah Vitort, the pair have released some 13 records as part of their respective endeavors, Just People and Sarah Wild, as well as together as Fox and Bones. While still very much a work in progress at this juncture, the forthcoming release from the couple will be Fox and Bones’ sophomore record, and their third effort overall.

Although the entire yet-to-be-titled LP “most likely won't be completed until late 2018,” Gilmore says, they’re ready to share the first powerful single today. With support from Portland- and Nashville-based Badfoot Records, producer Dominik Schmidt of ROLA Music, engineer and mixer Matt Greco from The Rye Room, and mastering at Telegraph by Adam Gonsalves, Fox and Bones have enlisted an elite team to help them realize "Love Me Like A River" as well as set their future course for the creation of new music.

While their voices once again cradle and complement one another, there’s also a surging energy pushing their emotive flood forward on "Love Me Like A River.” Gilmore recognizes that the track “is a big step in the scope of Fox and Bones, growing from an organic, mostly acoustic sound to a more produced, radio-ready effort.”

Fox and Bones live from The Rye Room—watch a performance of "Wild and Wicked Nights" below or click to see one of "Here"Fox and Bones live from The Rye Room—watch a performance of "Wild and Wicked Nights" below or click to see one of "Here"“This process was different than any recording effort yet as we spent a month in preproduction with Dominik, rewriting and honing in on our favorite aspects of the song while reworking or replacing other parts all together to craft a radio-ready, folk-pop track,” Gilmore tells. “It was a real dedication to the craft, waking up early to make time for songwriting sessions amidst all of our other commitments. Matt and Dominik pushed the limits of our creativity by never letting us settle with good ideas, instead inspiring and sometimes dragging us down the path to our best work. To top it off, we brought in top-notch talent from around Portland to build out the instrumentals of the song, including Jeramy Burchett on drums, Todd Gee on bass, and Everett Carlson on cigar box guitar.”

While “Love Me Like A River” will be released globally on October 6, you can hear it here first. Then catch Fox and Bones kicking off their Euro tour with Corner at the White Eagle on Thursday, October 12 and celebrating their homecoming on Wednesday, November 22 at the Doug Fir for Worth’s album release. Plus, look for ‘em spearheading the first annual Portland's Folk Festival on January 20, 2018!

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