Trailblazing husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty make their UMG/Mercury Nashville single debut today with the release of the euphoric song, “Lover’s Game.” The soul-soaked track co-written by the pair with Dave Cobb is presented as a playful rock-n-roller full of starry-eyed flirtation as the couple compare romantic battle scars and decide they still believe in the cause. Serving as the title-track for their forthcoming album produced by Cobb, “Lover’s Game” embraces that genre-less vocal dynamism the duo have long employed while showcasing love’s ability to rejuvenate and is now available at radio and all digital retailers here.
"This song came together so quickly when we were in the studio with Dave and it really kicked off the sentiment behind the album,” Michael said, “We had this ‘aha’ moment about falling in love over food and drinks and as three foodies it was easy to think...’Margarita, hot chicken, strawberry wine…looking for your lovin’ to be mine all mine!’ We can’t wait for the chance to turn on the radio and hear this song screaming through the airwaves.”
Wielding a sound which cuts through the whole of Southern music tradition – from blues, soul and R&B, to gospel, country, folk and rock, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter now reach the next creative level as their story plays out amid a transcendent sonic landscape. Their name alone conjures images of struggle, epic conflict, sacrifice and the eventual birth of a lasting peace. For this "colossally talented pair” (Associated Press), that struggle is found within love itself and it forms the heart of a landmark album for their first major-label release. Revealing and bold, it offers unique perspective on shifting cultural tides and the impact of a global pandemic. Taken as a whole, it lands like a romantic atom bomb catapulting a critically-acclaimed duo with a force-of-nature sound that explodes into mainstream. Prior to the release of “Lover’s Game," The War And Treaty began pushing their lyrical envelope through “That’s How Love Is Made” as the project’s "sultry, intimate, urgent piano ballad” (Billboard) is “destined to send a chill down a listener's spine,” (CMT).
As a powerhouse vocal duo internationally renowned and long appreciated for live shows built on revival-like intensity, the AMA “Duo/Group of the Year” brings “Lover’s Game” to life with a rafter-shaking performance of their new single here.