The Barefoot Movement’s “Early In The Morning” serves as the lead single from their upcoming EP, Rise and Fly, due February 7. The five-song project marks the Tennessee band’s first release via Bonfire Music Group.
Influenced by Americana, bluegrass, roots, and rock, the band brings an energetic edge to the classic tune. The title of the EP is inspired by the lyrics “rise and fly,” which is repeated throughout the song.
“We found ‘Early in the Morning’ a few years ago when participating in the ‘archive challenge’ at the Folk Alliance International Conference,” said the band in a statement. “Finding this song amongst the American music collection housed by the Library of Congress was absolutely serendipitous. We have loved sharing the song and its story on stage and we’re so happy to finally be sharing our recording.”