The Marriage’s fictional couple are very much to the fore on their debut single ‘Live, Love, Cry’, a classic country-folk break up song that serves as the lead track to an EP that will be released in 2019, followed by an album later in the year.
“He’s always playing up, doesn’t care whether it upsets her or not,” Dave says.
“She’s no longer a victim though,” Kirsten continues. “Instead she’s resigned, it doesn’t upset her anymore, and she’s finally going to live her own life rather than wait for him.”
It’s a song that conjures up great female/male duos of the past: Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, and more recently Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. It’s the last pair that particularly interest The Marriage.
“I wouldn’t say we’ve copied them, but it was the simplicity of what they do that we found interesting and wanted to strive towards,” Dave says.
With just their entwined voices, acoustic guitars and little else, songs don’t come much simpler, more direct, yet beautifully executed than ‘Live, Love, Cry’. This Marriage is truly made in heaven.