Junip (my band project with Tobias Winterkorn and Elias Araya and on hiatus since 2015) have released the original recording of “Line of Fire” featuring added vocals by Sharon Van Etten. The track comes as a part of the soundtrack for the documentary Wild Life from Oscar-winning filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, which chronicles the close relationship of conservationist Kris Tompkins, the first CEO of outdoor brand Patagonia, and her husband Douglas Tompkins. Wild Life is released on Disney+ and Hulu today.

We love the new version of Line of Fire with Sharon Van Etten’s voice! We got asked by producer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin if we could think of a female voice to add to the song. Our thoughts went to Sharon with her beautiful voice and dramatic range. We’ve also toured together back in 2010 and even performed a duet towards the end of the run of shows and so it felt natural to reunite. As a duet the song has a different feel that fit the film perfectly.

Additionally, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of my debut album Veneer,

I will be performing it through the summer at the following shows:

June 9 London – Barbican Center

June 10 London – Barbican Center

July 6 Paris – Days Off Festival @ Philharmonie de Paris

July 27 Leuven, Belgium – M-idzomer Festival

August 12 Gothenberg – Way Out West Festival

Augt 31 - Sept 2 Lisbon – Meo Kalorama 2023

Aug 31 - Sept 2 Mijas, Spain – Cala Mijas 2023

- José