Love Letter For Fire is a collaborative record from songwriters Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop. Vocalist and guitarist Jesca Hoop has recorded several albums under her own name. Sam Beam has performed and recorded for many years as Iron and Wine, and for some time he has contemplated doing a male/female duets record. He found the vocalist he was looking for (and more) in Hoop. According to Beam: "I was looking to work with another songwriter because I had never shared the songwriting responsibility with anyone. I really enjoyed her music and it's different than mine which is what excited me about the project."