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The Wandering Hearts share ‘Instead Of You’

The Wandering Hearts make a great thing better as they announce that a Deluxe Edition of the album

The Wandering Hearts achieved their second consecutive #1 on the UK’s official Country and Americana charts as they built upon the breakthrough success of 2018’s ‘Wild Silence’ debut with last summer’s self-titled second album. Arriving to a second wave of critical acclaim and again championed by Bob Harris at Radio 2, the album cemented the trio’s reputation as one of the leading lights of the British country / folk / Americana scenes – as underlined by their nomination for UK Album of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2022, alongside Yola and The Staves.

Now The Wandering Hearts make a great thing better as they announce that a Deluxe Edition of the album will be released on May 13th.  PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HERE.The Deluxe Edition is launched alongside the brand new single ‘Instead Of You’. LISTEN HERE.

‘Instead of You’ is a serious contender for one of The Wandering Hearts’ finest moments. Their renowned three-part harmonies are completely on point, with Chess Whiffin and Tara Wilcox’s sumptuous voices weaving elegantly around AJ Dean-Revington’s supporting baritone. There’s a darker heart and a haunting sense of melancholy that sets the track apart from the rest of their songbook. Whereas the original album celebrated the power of connection and the unbroken human spirit, ‘Instead of You’ possesses the empowerment to know that sometimes breaking away is for the best. The song was recorded in Connecticut with the Grammy Award-winning producer Peter Katis (The National).

The Wandering Hearts commented, “‘Instead Of You’ is dreamy but determined. Sometimes, anything is preferable to feeling equally trapped between staying or leaving, but you just know you have to get out for your own good. With echoes of our ‘60s and ‘70s influences, the song’s psychedelic folk-rock sound tells its own story of freedom.”

The Deluxe Edition adds ten previously unreleased songs to the original album’s tracklist. ‘Instead Of You’ and the live staple ‘Your Love Hurts’ are both songs that The Wandering Hearts adore, but neither found a fitting place within the context of the original album. They have now both found their home on the Deluxe Edition.

The Deluxe Edition will be released shortly before The Wandering Hearts embark upon their first full-scale tour in support of the album. Having completed ‘In Harmony: An Intimate Tour’ last summer, The Wandering Hearts will step into bigger venues this May for the ‘On Our Way’ UK tour – including their biggest London headline show to date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Remaining tickets for the shows, listed below, are available here:

MAY 2022
15th – Glasgow, St. Luke’s
16th – Newcastle, Wylam Brewery 
17th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
20th – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
21st – Norwich, Waterfront
22nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
24th – Bristol, Trinity Centre
25th – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
27th – Brighton, Concorde 2