Alt-country duo Two Ways Homehave been working behind the scenes developing their sound and crafting new songs. As I Leave (available April 6th) was written in Nashville with local country duo: The Young Fables,who have become close friends of the pair. Described as ‘Breathtaking’(Lyric Magazine) this new song showcases a slightly different side of Two Ways Home. Lewis swaps his signature acoustic guitar for the Electric and shows off his skill with a stunning guitar solo accompanied by whistle-tone harmony from Isabella, introducing a new facet of her voice that has not been used in any of their previous songs.
Isabella describes, “As I Leave is very close to my heart. It’s the feeling when you have fallen out of love with someone and you know it will break that person if you end it but at the same time it is going to hurt you just as much if not more, knowing that you have caused someone who you care deeply about so much sorrow.”
Lewis adds “ I remember being in our Nashville hotel room, sitting around a table with Wes and Laurel (The Young Fables). We each played a couple of songs for each other and suddenly Isabella came up with the line: ‘standing here beside you looking in, I don’t know what to say or how to begin’. We knew straight away this one was going to be special. It wasn’t going to be a straightforward break up song, we were looking to explore a different avenue and ended up writing from the perspective of someone who had fallen out of love but who was still very attached to the person that they were going to break up with. It was brilliant working with Wes and Laurel, especially as Wes has a very Jazz led background, which is heavily reflected in the chord moves throughout the song and we are looking forward to seeing them again when we are in Nashville at the end of this month.”
Highlights from their hugely successful 2017 include the release of their critically acclaimed ‘Closest Stranger’ EP and follow up single ‘Outlaws’, performing at Country Music Week, along with major shows at London’s Green Note and The Arches as well as shows in Nashville (USA), Vienna (Austria) and Festivals around the UK.
Upcoming performances include shows at the 229 Great Portland Street and The Bedford as well as an acoustic tour at the end of May. Two Ways Home also host a monthly writers-round named The Round Up, which has recently moved to The Colonel Fawcett in Camden after out-growing the previous venue. Guests have included Charlie Worsham, Twinnie, Laura Oakes, Kenny Foster and many more.