After releasing their debut album Wild Silence in 2018, The Wandering Hearts headed to the Americana genre’s spiritual home of Woodstock at the start of 2020 to work on a follow-up. The result is their forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on July 30th, which they have launched with the new single ‘Gold’.
The Wandering Hearts headed deep into the Catskills, where producers Simone Felice and David Baron hosted experimental and spiritual sessions in a studio packed with vintage instruments. The album echoes the timeless songcraft of Fleetwood Mac and Simon & Garfunkel with the pure passion of Jade Bird and The Lumineers. It’s a record that celebrates life, new beginnings, and striving to shine through a darkening world.
The new single ‘Gold’ opens with the gritty, fervent soul of AJ Dean-Revington’s vocals, before the band’s patented harmonies surge to the fore, while thunderous drums and a euphoric hook escalate the song’s drama. It offers a timely reminder that challenging experiences will in time fade in favour of a better future….
The band, completed by Tara Wilcox and Chess Whiffin, commented: “‘Gold’ stemmed from the idea of something becoming more beautiful after being broken. We had chatted about the Japanese art form kintsugi, which repairs pottery with lacquer mixed with gold. This was the perfect imagery for what we were writing about. Our scars are a visual representation of our struggles and our stories of loss are stories of survival. ‘Gold’ feels even more connected and poignant now, after a year of so much loss and everyone just trying to survive.”
The Wandering Hearts tracklist…
‘Over Your Body’
‘Build A Fire’
‘I Feel It Too’
‘Never Too Late’
‘Tell Me When I Wake Up’
‘On Our Way’
Starting the year with virtual performances at AmericanaFest UK, Philadelphia Folk Festival’s Cabin Fever Fest and most recently, SXSW, The Wandering Hearts return to touring in the UK in August. The band’s long-awaited In Harmony headline tour, originally scheduled for April 2020, represents their first UK shows since early 2020.
The full list of rescheduled tour dates are…
August 21st – Colchester, Little Rabbit Barn
22nd – Milton Keynes, The Stables
23rd – Southampton, The Brook
24th – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
26th – London, Nell’s
27th – Guildford, Boileroom
28th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29th – Cottingham, Civic Hill
31st – Pocklington, Pocklington Arts Centre
September 2nd – Stockton-On-Tees, The Georgian Theatre
3rd – Kendal, The Brewery Arts Centre
4th – Gateshead, Sage 2 (matinee)
4th – Gateshead, Sage 2
6th – Edinburgh, Summerhall
7th – Stirling, Tolbooth
8th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
9th – Dunfermline, PJ Molloys
14th – Poole, Lighthouse
15th – Oxford, The Bullingdon