The Joy Formidable share new single "Chimes" | New album "Into The Blue" out Aug 20
The Joy Formidable share new single Hear "Chimes" HERE New album Into The Blue out Aug 20th via Hassle Records
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The Joy Formidable are sharing new single "Chimes", the latest single to be taken from forthcoming album Into To The Blue. Into The Blue follows the band’s critically acclaimed, kaleidoscopic 2018 album AAARTH, during which the band played the mainstage at Reading & Leeds Festival, supported Foo Fighters on their North American tour, and were invited by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown Festival at the South Bank, London, and Pasadena Daydream Fest in LA. The band’s new album will arrive into a much different world this time around, but it is birthed possessing a new energy and inventiveness. Even during the worst of times, their music finds a way to inspire and thrive. “Chimes” is the third single to emerge from the new album, and follows "Back To Nothing" and "Into The Blue”, dubbed “as confident and impressive as ever” by Huw Stephens on BBC 6 Music. Lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan comments about the song: "I was at a low point just prior to writing this record, I was going through a difficult breakup that left me feeling quite lost and questioning myself. In the middle of that sadness, I had a whole week of strange little serendipitous events that ended up inspiring the lyrics for Chimes. I felt like something or someone was looking out for me. Little signs and symbols that makes you feel like there’s a lot that we don’t understand about our connectivity, the earth talking back to you. The wind chimes that my grandfather made (he passed in 2013), they hang at my house here in Utah, they’ve come all the way from Manchester, UK to the SW desert. They would ring even without a breeze. I imagined that he was rooting for me to move forward, to trust in things again and that the love you put out will eventually come back to you." Into The Blue by The Joy Formidable will be released on August 20th 2021 on limited edition colour vinyl, CD and digital download. Pre-order the album here. Listen to "Chimes" on DSPs here or watch the video below.
More about The Joy Formidable’s new album Into The Blue For The Joy Formidable, Into The Blue has come to symbolize a period in which anything felt possible. The world stands in a fine balancing act where no bad deed can shock anymore, yet good things can still happen. It is this second side of the coin that brings a resilient, more ethereal quality and magic to Into The Blue, as the band embraces a growth mindset, leaning into the idea that uncertainty needn’t be something to fear. As lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan sings on the album's title track “You see me for what I am, I don’t have to guess any more”, a great strength is found in turning feelings of being unaccepted and misunderstood into self-love and connection. We find them abandoning the idea of safety and security from the wider world, and instead searching for it within, happy to be surprised by life again. "Into the Blue is about opening your eyes to beauty & love again. Making it to the other side. Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out that way." Ritzy, Rhydian & Matt - The Joy Formidable New album Into The Blue was written in North Wales and later completed at Ritzy's home in Utah. The Joy Formidable Music Club Launched in 2018, TJF Music Club gives fans access to exclusive music, online shows and much more, forging part of a much needed new culture of direct artist support which they hope other artists could follow to empower themselves. TJF Music Club has also become a cherished way of connecting with fans while touring has ceased, and yet flourishes beyond. Click here to request Backstage access.
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The Joy Formidable - Into The Blue album track listing 1. Into The Blue 2. Chimes 3. Sevier 4. Interval 5. Farrago 6. Gotta Feed My Dog 7. Somewhere New 8. Bring It To The Front 9. Back To Nothing 10. Only Once 11. Left Too Soon