In Review: Big Thief - 'Love in Mine'

The single marks the first new material from the prolific folk-rock outfit, since the release of two full-length studio albums in 2019.
Posted: 4 May 2020 Words: Jess Hodgson

Their first new material since the release of their third and fourth studio albums in 2019 (a gap of a mere nine months between the two), Big Thief share folk-laced acoustic track ‘Love in Mine'.

Written during the sessions for 2019 LP Two Hands, the tender folk-laced song is considered a favourite of the band; it's a heartfelt ballad, steeped in metaphor to detail a love which stands the test of time. Led by the saccharine vocals of lead singer Adrianne Lenker, the Brooklyn four-piece felt 'Love in Mine' “was one of the strongest songs in the Two Hands batch”. After struggling to fit it in a sequence on the album, Big Thief recently decided to share it as a standalone single.

‘Love in Mine’ follows on from Big Thief releasing a five-track collection of demos on Bandcamp, with sales proceeds going to the band’s touring crew whose livelihoods and finances have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. As the “lifeblood” of Big Thief’s live shows, the band felt the need to pay their crew back, especially after their ongoing tour was unfortunately brought to a halt.

With a repertoire as gentle and empathic as Big Thief’s, ‘Love in Mine’ joins it as the perfect antidote to an unsteady world of loss and uncertainty. 

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