Joy Williams Announces ‘Front Porch’
Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Joy Williams today releases the stunning video for ‘Front Porch’, taken from her highly anticipated new solo album of the same name which will be released May 3rd via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order HERE. Limited edition 7-inches of ‘Front Porch/This Side of Heaven’ will also be released on March 29th on Thirty Tigers.
The enticing video for ‘Front Porch’ was directed by sister and brother team Alexa and Stephen Kinigopoulos of Running Bear Films (Ruston Kelly, Colter Wall) alongside Kacey Musgraves. The track has already seen major success with 2 million streams on Spotify. Of the song, Williams shares, “When I think of a front porch, I think of welcoming and being welcomed—shoes off, no pretense, no rush, nothing to prove. I wanted to write a universal song that spoke of returning…to what is real, what is now, what is true, what is loving, deep within…and wherever you call home.”
Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang, Front Porch alludes to the pre-mid-century American house, where friends, neighbours and loved ones might interrupt an evening stroll to sit a spell and catch up on local news and core life stuff. Williams’ second solo album is everything that image might lead you to expect: warm, conversational, intimate, simultaneously sheltered and open, and deeply dusk-and-wine-infused.
“The kind of music I really enjoy is the kind that feels like a conversation,” Williams says. “I really wanted this album to feel like an easy, open invitation to come and hang out…I want it to sound as real and up close as we can get it without my being too much in your face.”
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.”