With The Duke Spirit, frontwoman Leila Moss released five albums since their formation in 2003. Early this month, Moss released her debut solo album My Name is Safe in Your Mouth. Our Song of the Day, “Wild As Fire,” features intimate vocals and a new kind of stripped-down minimalism not found in her other band’s spacious work. The song comes with a video by Ren Rox, who also shot the album’s cover image.
“Her ideas celebrate vibrancy and found-forms in nature and she brings a lush, filmic quality to what is a very simple and humble piece,” explains Moss. “Ren followed me like a shadow on several of my walks, through fields and along hidden tracks that are usually hard to find. She tried not to disturb me much as I meandered through the fairly secret places I had often walked to think about the songs on the album, to try melody out loud where nobody could hear me! These overgrown spaces are where I occasionally go and consider lyrics and ask the trees for answers... or just absorb more oxygen.”
Watch the video for “Wild As Fire” below.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "You're Not Always On My Mind” by Quivers, a 2019 single on Hotel Motel Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Method Man” by Stef Chura, from the 2019 album Midnight on Saddle Creek.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Father Mountain” by Calexico and Iron & Wine, from the 2019 album Years To Burn on Sub Pop.