“Naked As We Came” - Iron & Wine
Samuel Beam is described as a natural born poet who mumbles and whispers odes of love in a way that no one can. His face-forest deceives many into judging him immediately as a homeless man with a broken guitar, but the music he creates completely throws that preconceived perception out the window and turns his listener into mush. This song “Naked As We Came” in particular, struck a chord with me immediately - the humble guitar weaves its way majestically throughout the song, and Beam’s voice simply adds to the magic. The song follows his thoughts about how things would be when him or his partner eventually dies without each other, and how love is everlasting. In addition to 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, Beam has contributed to many different media projects - providing music for films such as “In Good Company” and “Twilight”, and TV dramas “House” and “Friday Night Lights”. It would be fair to say that his music is accessible to anyone (especially his latest album “Kiss Each Other Clean”), and can most certainly be enjoyed by anyone too.
If you liked this song, check out: Boy With A Coin (from the album “The Shepherd’s Dog”)