English sibling Indie Folk duo Cattle & Cane have announced their new album Golden to be released on November 17th, 2023. As a preview they have released their single “IOU”. The song sets the scene in a relationship when both parties know that it’s time to dig in and clear the air of troubles.
Songwriter and vocalist Joe Hammill explains:
IOU is a song about that moment when two people in a relationship know it’s going to require facing things head on. Kinda like it’s time to lock the door, hash everything out, and start dealing with all the ugly stuff that’s beneath the surface and getting in the way. Like most songs on our new album, it’s a song of hope too. That idea that once the hard stuff is addressed, then we have a better chance of something better together.
Having previously self-released three albums, as well as a mini album of covers, Joe and his sister Helen bring confidence and maturity to their upcoming collection Golden.
Tours with the likes of The Head & The Heart and Half Moon Run, as well as support slots with Brian Wilson, Tom Odell and Lewis Capaldi, have helped Cattle & Cane establish a reputation as a live act.
Their new album was initially slated for 2022, but the duo stepped away from music last year to focus on life away from music to deal with personal issues. Hope is a theme that reoccurs throughout the new record, as well as the importance of family, as we see in the artwork for the album, focusing on childhood photos of Joe and Helen.