Latest news »Joseph Arthur to release new album: 'The Family'

Joseph Arthur returns with his fifth album for Real World Records, The Family, to be released on 3 June 2016 on CD and download, and vinyl on 17 June.

The new album sees Joseph single handedly taking on vocals, drums, drum programming, pianos, guitars and synths on a collection of songs based around the idea of family; the way family dynamics shape us and make us who we are.

Also announced alongside the new album are Joseph's 2016 European tour dates, where songs from The Family will be performed for the first time.

The Family was written at a Steinway Vertegrande piano from 1912, which strongly influenced many of the songs. The instrument, so full of character and history, and owned by just one family until it ended up in Joseph's industrial studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, was a potent source of inspiration.

The album was mixed by Tchad Blake, whose previous collaborations with Joseph include the well-loved songs Honey and the Moon and In the Sun.

"Nothing in this album comes from judgment." says Joseph. "These are stories being told from different voices and mysterious times, which hopefully resonate with all the families everywhere."

Pre-order The Family now on CD & LP from Real World, or pre-order from iTunes to receive the track You Keep Hanging On to download immediately

Track listing:
The Family
Sister Dawn
With Your Life
They Called Him Lightning
When I Look at You
Wishing Well
Machines of War
Ethel Was Born
You Wear Me Out
Hold On Jerry
You Keep Hanging On
The Flag
Daddy, The War Machine

Published 6th Apr 2016, 3:37pm »

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