"Don't Give Up" is the first release from "The Beauty of Survival," the 3rd album from indie-folk duo Foreign Fields, which follows up on 2016's acclaimed "Take Cover" and 2012 debut "Anywhere But Where I Am." Foreign Fields' Eric Hillman and Brian Holl wrote and recorded their latest album during the winter in a back-to-basics cabin with no heating, hand-built by a father-and-son team in Western Wisconsin.
"Don't Give Up" features a bewitching melting pot of electronic beats, tender guitars, lush strings, haunting piano, and lyrics that expose our sometimes-flawed attempts at bringing hope and recognition to those we hold close. A lead vocal performance that feels both understated and deeply personal lays the foundation for a gorgeous homage to the fast bonds of friendship, and the realization that sometimes solidarity is everything. This endearing nugget of sonic encouragement underscores the idea that eventually, everyone will need a moment to be vulnerable. Both Hillman and Holl are seasoned producers, and have between them produced albums by artists such as Matthew and the Atlas, Hembree, Joel Porter and Boom Forest as well as various soundtracks and video games.
"The Beauty of Survival" was mixed by Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Joe Visciano, who has worked with artists such as Beck, Adele, Coldplay, David Bowie, and SYML, to name a few. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.
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