Civil Wars to Release Sophomore Album This Summer (Despite Hiatus)
The Civil Wars will release their self-titled sophomore album late this summer via Sensibility Music/Columbia Records. This is the follow up to the three-time Grammy Award-winning duo’s acclaimed debut, Barton Hollow, which is now certified RIAA Gold in the U.S.
The Civil Wars have been on hiatus for the past few months. The band abruptly cancelled all off their upcoming shows in November. At that time Joy Williams and John Paul White issued a joint statement that read, “due to internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition we are unable to continue as a touring entity at this time. We thank each and every one of you for your amazing love & support. Our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013.”
“Patience is a virtue,” White wrote on the band’s website today. “Yours has been appreciated. Here’s to the hope you consider it rewarded.”
Williams elaborated: “I’m grateful for your patient support. I am very glad to say that new music is coming and I am finally proud of this album. A lot of soul, sweat and tears went into its creation. I hope you feel the heart in each song, that it might connect with yours. We are, each one of us, all journeying, learning and growing along this ever-evolving path.”
Click here for a video of the duo’s performance in the Relix Boiler Room.