Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Joy Williams’ highly anticipated new solo album, Front Porch, will be released May 3 via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order HERE. The album features twelve songs including the title track, which debuts today. Each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of “Front Porch” as well as two previously released songs, “Canary” and “The Trouble With Wanting.”
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.”
“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.”
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,” furthering, “Williams takes on this material without shirking its heaviness, but her gift for melodies that rise up like warm winds brings a climate of grace to even the most difficult subject matter.”
In celebration of the release, Joy Williams will embark on an extensive US headline tour kicking off in Phoenix on February 25th, with UK dates to be announced shortly. Watch this space.