The folk-gypsy-rock band, I Am Love, originally began as a singer-songwriter project in the countryside just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. According to founding member, Joshua Christopher, the area is deeply rooted in the earliest days of American culture.
“This is where many of our founding fathers lived when they birthed this great nation,” Christopher explains. “The countryside has a strong influence on our style of living, as well as our music. I sing a lot about overcoming difficult times, but with an overall sense of hopefulness. I want to make music that will generate good feelings.”
Base player, William Whitmore and Christopher together fine-tuned songs which would become the first EP, Starting Over, released in January of 2012. They then went into the studio with seven other musicians who played various instruments that could help Christopher achieve the kind of music that he wanted to represent I Am Love.
The band was whittled down to three members which included Christopher, Whitmire, and the addition of Kris Jackson (percussion, keys, vocals). The three moved their base of operations to Orlando, Florida. They released an album in the beginning of 2014, and have been touring throughout the year which included SXSW and the Brandywine Folk Festival.
From the forthcoming January 20, 2015 release of their self-titled album, have a listen to the single “Pillar Of Salt” below. Plus, check out their music video for “Ghost in the Hallway.”
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“Pillar Of Salt” by I Am Love