Joy Williams releases two new singles 'Canary' and 'The Trouble With Wanting' from forthcoming 2019 album
The four time Grammy winner is set to release her 5th solo studio full-length effort next year. In anticipation, she has shared the two lead singles, along with live performance versions of the same. Check it out below.
Four-time Grammy winner Joy Williams has unveiled two new singles 'Canary' and 'The Trouble With Wanting', from her much-awaited forthcoming album 'Front Porch', to be released in 2019 via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers.
Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang, ‘Front Porch’ represents a new chapter in Williams’ career, who recorded the album in Nashville during the pregnancy of her second child. She reflects, “There is an energy that is very creative in having a baby. It gives a sense of urgency on top of all the creative energy. Cellularly, your body is experiencing something really different. Everything you are feeling is elevated. And you have a time-stamped sense of urgency.”
Apple Music subscribers can listen to both the tracks below. Spotify users can listen to the singles here.
Already receiving critical acclaim, Rolling Stone states the new music, “…is both familiar and new, and explicitly clear that there’s nothing missing when she goes it alone.”
“So much of this is about coming home,” says Williams. “Whether to a physical place or to yourself. The lines on my face, I can see them more clearly now. But a lot of them are laugh lines. This record feels like breathing more deeply into who I am. Come what may.”
To coincide with the release of the two new single, Williams has also shared live performance versions of both tracks—filmed at a recent show at The Franklin Theatre—which you can watch below:
Joy Williams is the winner of four Grammy Awards. She has released four solo albums and four EPs since her self-titled debut in 2001. She was half of The Civil Wars from 2009 until 2014, after which she released her solo LP, 2015’s 'Venus', which was praised by NPR Music for it’s “new, more adventurous pop sound.”
In celebration of the new music, Williams will embark on a series of US tour dates this fall. These performances follow a string of sold-out summer shows—her first live performances since 2015. For the full schedule of dates, tickets, and more information, visit Joy Williams' official website.