Last November we shared the shocking news that The Civil Wars would be going on hiatus just as their career was heating up. That hasn’t stopped band members Joy Williams and John Paul White from announcing a new album. The self-titled release is due late this summer and in announcements posted on the band’s website, there’s no word about whether this means the end of the hiatus.
“Patience is a virtue. Yours has been appreciated. Here’s to the hope you consider it rewarded,” said Williams in her statement, while White adds, “I’m grateful for your patient support.” He continues by saying, “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.”
The album cover is ominous, but we’re just glad to hear new music is on the way from the duo.
[Hat Tip – Rolling Stone]