Edward and Jane Release New Anthem TAKE ME WITH YOU, Plus New EP Out 9/28
"['Take Me With You'] features an amazing gospel backing chorus, heavy piano, and of course the bright voices of Edward and Jane," says American Standard Time of the band's new single, officially out everywhere now. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based folk-rock collective's new song is featured on their new EP Too Early To Tell; Edward and Jane will celebrate the album's release with show at The Camp House in Chattanooga on October 13th. "Take Me With You" is the third song from the album, set for release on September 28th, and was featured today on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist.
"Take Me With You" is the quintessential end-of-the-night song--after an evening of revelry and community shared through music, the uplifting tune keeps the feelings of freedom alive and allows the seeds of hope to bloom. "We have discovered that each show is a spiritual experience of sorts," says band co-founder Timothy "Edward" Carpenter. "For a short moment we get to take a glimpse into the lives of those we meet on the road, and consequently, they get to take a glimpse into ours. 'Take Me With You' is the kind of song that we hope people will carry with them past the glimpses. Goodbyes are not exactly our strong suit, however sometimes they are necessary. Here is to holding strong to those we love, and to nights that never reach their end."
On a mission to cultivate a communal environment at their shows where everyone belongs and feels like a necessary piece of the puzzle, Edward and Jane use their art to take listeners back to a simpler time-a time where music could steal you away from the worries of the world. With the help of Anderson, Indiana-based producer, Jonathan Class, Edward and Jane have found their voice and unique Americana sound. They have toured extensively for the last three years, landed multiple television placements on MTV and A&E, and have shared the stage with the likes of Mandolin Orange, Jon Foreman, Elenowen, Birdtalker, and Aaron Lee Tasjan.
The band's desire to make true folk-rock music is heard in their honest lyricism and incredible family band instrumentation, all beautifully showcased on Too Early To Tell. The album, which distills influences from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers-esque classic rock to soul-moving gospel choir harmonies, is a nostalgic journey to freedom that blends the bittersweet pain of departure with the flourishing beauty of independence.