Recently dubbed as the “Queens of British country music” by the Express, Ward Thomas today release a stunning reworking of their stirring song ‘If It All Ends Today’ featuring Northern Irish country star Catherine McGrath. Watch the video HERE.
‘If It All Ends Today’ puts to music the feeling of recognising the impermanence of the world whilst simultaneously embracing everything the world has to offer. It’s described by Lizzy as being “all about those moments when the world is feeling overwhelming and all you want to do is reach out to that person who brings you peace and reassurance.”
Catherine McGrath adds; “I always have a fun time with Catherine and Lizzy, so I was so happy to be asked to join them on this track from their latest album. The UK country scene has always been such a warm and supportive community and to be collaborating with such great artists and people makes me so proud to be part of it.”
Choosing McGrath to feature on this duet was a no-brainer, Lizzy says of working with her; “we are so thrilled to have Catherine McGrath sing on this song with us as not only has she become a great friend but we’ve always admired her as an artist and love her music!”
The original of ‘If It All Ends Today’ arrived on the girls’ fifth studio album Music In The Madness, an album described by The Mirror as ‘refreshingly heartwarming’ for exploring what truly matters when faced with crisis. Themes of family, love and the power of music restore a sense of hope in a time of turmoil. Lyrics of ‘Nothing gold can stay/ But you’re the one I want, love/ If it all ends today’ repeated in this single certainly reflect upon this message.
A 25-year-old singer-songwriter, Catherine McGrath has already accumulated over 45 million streams. Her debut album Talk Of This Town hit #13 in the UK Album Chart, receiving widespread critical acclaim, including the backing of Sir Elton John, who praised her “extraordinary song writing ability and an amazing voice”. She has also supported Michael Bublé (to 11,000 people at The O2 Arena), Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerina, Picture This and Jamie Lawson. Catherine is preparing to release a new EP in Autumn 2023.
Ward Thomas recently took on a rapturous headline tour of the UK, and at 29, Catherine and Lizzy are on a roll and already working on a sixth album which they plan to release before they turn 30. “We look up to artists like Brandi Carlile, whose career has grown organically. Of course, we love success, but the artists we admire are the ones who keep showing up and don’t sell out. We do what we do because we love music and we have something to say.”
For as long as that continues, there will be Ward Thomas.