The Bacon Brothers are pleased to announce the release of their new single, “The Way We Love” and accompanying video. The track was written by Michael Bacon and produced by The Bacon Brothers. The video, directed by Jack Maraguay, was premiered exclusively by American Songwriter. Both single and video are out today and available everywhere.
When discussing the new single, Michael states that “Larry Jon Wilson’s lyric “I hope one day that I can write a song that everyone can like, but til I do, let me sing my song for you” sums it up for me. “The Way We Love” came fast and I wasn’t ready when we sang it at the Opry. We got through it though, and when I heard the playback on YouTube I knew we’d had that moment. It’s the story of my marriage in our own terms, not someone else’s idea. Time has told.”
Fiercely devoted to making music, even from an early age (they cite such influences as the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Motown, Led Zeppelin, Philly soul, and James Taylor, with mentions from Michael of Pete Seeger, Jimmy Rogers, Chet Atkins, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, and additional kudos to Michael from Kevin for his input), the two siblings share a singular body of work that’s found them spending more than 20 years of working the road and paying their dues, resulting in nine albums – Forosoco (1997,) Getting There (1999,) Can’t Complain (2001,) Live: The No Food Jokes Tour (2003,) White Knuckles (2005,) New Year’s Day (2009,) Philadelphia Road (2011,) 36 Cents (2014,) and the eponymous, The Bacon Brothers (2018) — spanning rock, soul, folk and Americana. Never content to be typecast, they’re fiercely devoted to the cause of making music, undeterred by fame, fortune or the pitfalls that frequently obstruct the path to success.
As far as their day jobs are concerned, Kevin Bacon is an award-winning actor with 80 films and dozens of television and stage credits to his name, resulting in numerous Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominations cited in his resume. He’s recently been promoting his Spotify podcast The Last Degree of Kevin Bacon as well as his #IStayHome and #IFeedTheFront campaigns on social media. Older brother Michael is an Emmy-winning composer, who recently scored Master Maggie by Goodface Films which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been making the rounds of the festival circuit this year. Michael also worked on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates which will be broadcast on PBS this year.
Still, while it’s clear that Michael and Kevin don’t view the band as simply a sideline, their commitment is clear. Indeed, the high points have been many. Kevin points to a recent opening slot at The Grand Ole Opry, supporting The Band at Carnegie Hall, surveying the Texas landscape in the midst of a lightning storm, rocking the Stone Pony on the Jersey Shore and performing at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. For Michael, it’s been all about making their mark overseas, touring in Germany and Japan, and the fascination he feels performing for overseas audiences.
LISTEN TO “THEY WAY WE LOVE” HERE