“There are things you know that you don’t understand yet, but your family gets it,” sings folkicana family band Edward + Jane, in the lead single “Blood And Bones,” from their forthcoming debut EP, As Family We Gather. “This song is written from the perspective of a big brother who says to his younger sister, ‘slow down, don’t grow up too fast,’” explains lead guitarist Spencer Smith. “Life is nothing without your family and friends, your blood and your bones.”
Edward + Jane was formed in Chattanooga, Tennessee by husband and wife duo Timothy Edward Carpenter and Emilie Jane Carpenter; the band’s subsequent relocation to Cincinnati and the feelings surrounding the move inspired the EP’s tracks. “The heart behind writing ‘Blood And Bones’ is a passionate desire for people to take a look around and to not take the people in their lives for granted,” explains Timothy. “I feel that all too often we find ourselves lonely or longing for community and the entirety of the As Family We Gather record is a reminder that we are never truly as alone as we think we are.”
“Blood And Bones,” which beautifully captures the feeling of friends gathering for a fun-loving front-porch string-tastic harmony-laden jam session, was the first song the band recorded in the studio. “We had a huge vision for it and when our vision and the vision of our producer came together, it clicked. It was an amazing moment where we were able to just let go and play our song while thinking about the people that were going to hear it,” recalls Emilie. “That pushed us to make the song the best that it could be.” Mission accomplished.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Blood And Bones” by Edward + Jane: