The Joy Formidable’s highly anticipated album ‘Into The Blue’ will be out on August 20 (pre-order). ‘Into The Blue’ will be available digitally and on limited edition coloured vinyl via Enci Records in North America, Full Time Hobby in Europe and Soundly Distro in the rest of the world. Earlier this month the band revealed the official video for Chimes and now the band has follow it up with Interval, the final pre-release single to be lifted from the forthcoming album. Listen to Interval via YouTube below or on all digital streaming services.
The Joy Formidable have also announced a U.S. tour which will include performances on both coasts. The upcoming tour will include shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City and more. All shows are listed below and tickets are available here.
11.26 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
11.27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11.29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11.30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
12.02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
12.04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
12.05 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
12.09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.10 – Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Hall
12.11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
12.12 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
12.13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12.14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12.17 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
12.18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
‘Into The Blue’ follows the band’s critically acclaimed, kaleidoscopic 2018 album ‘AAARTH,’ during which the band supported Foo Fighters on their North American tour, were invited by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown Festival in London and Pasadena Daydream fest in LA, and they performed on the mainstage at Reading & Leeds Festival. The band’s new album arrives into a much different world this time around, and birthed a new energy for the band. Even during the worst times, music will find ways to inspire & thrive.
The album was written in North Wales and later completed at their homes in Utah, ‘Into The Blue’ is about opening your eyes to beauty & love again. Making it to the other side. The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan says, “Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out that way.”
‘Into The Blue’ track listing
1. Into The Blue
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
Rhiannon (Ritzy) Bryan & Rhydian Dafydd grew up together in North Wales before forming The Joy Formidable in 2011. Soon joined by drummer Mr. Matt Thomas, they have enjoyed an eclectic decade together creating a legacy that spans genres & celebrates their Welsh culture. Today they split their time between North Wales and the closest thing they could find in the U.S. – “In the middle of nowhere” Utah.
‘Into The Blue’ is about surrendering to love and magic. Having the courage to enjoy a new journey and the mystery and excitement of something unexpected. The band says, “It’s about opening your eyes to beauty and 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.” This connection has flowed beyond the studio and into Joy Formidable’s other creative passion, their community focused TJF Music Club. Launched in 2018, TJF Music 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.