Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to release album together in April

By Kristen Porricelli,

Actor and banjo player Steve Martin and folk singer Edie Brickell have announced they will be releasing an album together in April titled Love Has Come For You.

The collaborative album will be released on April 23, features 13 “eloquently rootsy compositions," as stated by Rounder Records, and is “a substantial departure, as well as a creative milestone, for both artists," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"I fell in love with the banjo tunes because at first listen they evoked images and stories that were true to me," Brickell said in a statement, as quoted by USA TODAY.

The folk singer is famous for her late '80s single "What I Am."

Martin explained in a statement the use of the banjo on the album saying, "The banjo can be so evocative when it's used sparingly, and that was in the back of my mind as we were writing. It's the way I've longed to play and hear the banjo, rather than it being present at every moment. In these songs, the point is to tell the story and get out."

Some of the song titles include "When You Get to Asheville," "Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby," "Remember Me This Way" and "Fighter."

Peter Asher, who has worked with Elvis Costello and James Taylor, produced Love Has Come For You. The album also features Esperanza Spalding, Nickel Creek’s Sara and Sean Watkins and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Martin and Brickell will go on tour together and dates are to be announced.



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