Ward Thomas have revealed their new track ‘Someday’.
The track is taken from their forthcoming new album Invitation, which comes out 9th October. The twins will also celebrate the album’s release with a special global live stream on 10th October, filmed this summer from London’s historic Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Largely produced by Jonathan Quarmby (Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Finley Quaye), and mostly recorded in lockdown from their Hampshire cottage, Invitation is a coaxing doorway for all into an exciting new chapter as the fog of a global pandemic begins to lift. There’s palpable energy by the bucket load, and many of its songs benefit from a coming of age for sisters Catherine and Lizzy and a new found voice sees them diversify their sound.
Lockdown may have forced Ward Thomas to finish Invitation in isolation, but it was always intended to have a homespun vibe. For the first time since making their debut while still at school, for their most personal album yet, Catherine and Lizzy went DIY. Invitation will be distributed by East West, their new major label home, but it was written and recorded entirely independently, with every decision taken by the duo. The pair’s imminent move from the rented cottage they’ve shared for the past few years, where so many songs have been written over countless cups of tea, to their own respective homes fuelled the positivity that flows from Invitation.
“When it came to doing new photos for press and artwork – or making videos – we did it independently. If we couldn’t do something ourselves or with help from our friends we just left it,” says Lizzy. “It’s our new attitude. Don’t stress because the world right now is tough enough. Just do your best and be kind and always look for the positives in life.”
The girls will embark on an intimate “Invitation” acoustic tour, which was rescheduled due to Covid-19, for April next year. The 16-date run will include two dates at London’s Union Chapel on the 26th & 27th.
April 9th – LIVERPOOL, Grand Theatre
10th – LINCOLN, Engine Shed
1th – BARROW, Forum Theatre
12th – LEEDS, City Varieties
13th – NORWICH, Epic Studios
15th – GLASGOW, Mackintosh Church
16th – EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall
18th – LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly
19th – BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
20th – WOKING, New Victoria Theatre
21st – SOUTHEND, Palace Theatre
23rd – BRIGHTON, St George’s
24th – BATH, Forum
25th – MANCHESTER, RNCM Theatre
26th – LONDON, Union Chapel
27th – LONDON, Union Chapel