Once upon a time some guy named Frank Turner met songwriter Emily Barker. They just so happened to share a stage in 2006 and soon became great friends. The two musicians soon toured together in the UK after Turner asked Barker to join him. On that tour, Turner and Barker first performed the amazing duet “Fields Of June.” I know I was not there to see it and honestly, I never knew who Emily Barker was until today when I heard “Fields Of June” for the first time and fell in love with it.
I am thrilled they decided to do this. This was the surprise song of the day for this music lover.
I am not sure I have heard such a great duet since I was a little kid. Turner and Barker both take on strong roles on the song that really is a heart-breaker to absorb. Seriously, this is no love song.
As an added bonus, a silent movie inspired music video was made for the song. Check it out:
Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo are an amazing act to listen to and I am shocked I have been left in the dark about them for so long. I will be looking to check them out in serious detail. This song is available for download and on a 7″ through Xtra Mile Recordings. I am so tempted to order this vinyl as I know it will not be available for much longer.