My Dearest Treasures, Loves and Cosmos,
The Civil Wars announced that they would permanently part ways on August 4. Joy Williams wrote: “I am saddened and disappointed by the ending of this duo, to say the very least. JP is a tremendous musician, and I will always be grateful for the music we were able to create together.” John Paul White’s statement read: “I would like to express sincere thanks to all who were a part of the arc of The Civil Wars—from the beginning, to the end, and all points in between.”
In all grieving process first is denial and isolation – NO it can’t possibly be true – everyone just leave me here crawled up in a ball on the floor and let me rock back and forth
Then anger – omg I can’t believe they couldn’t work it out. Then bargaining – maybe they will do one more album – just one… then Depression. I’ll just play these album one more time. Then finally Acceptance.
Maybe I should look into their solo work
And here we are – I give you Joy Williams
The thing didn’t know The lovely Joy has been at this music thing for a long time. Unlike some of her teenage peers at the time (Stacie Orrico, Rachael Lampa, or one of my favourites Paige), Joy had strong and sweet vocals.Her self titled record is a fresh mixture of ballads, upbeat pop numbers, and moving testimonials. Her second album in 2005 was a quilt work roamed giddily all over the musical map, delving into rock, pop, heavy-hitter diva balladry, and soft pop music.
The thing about Joy is that she goes better and better has she goes along. She followed her first two album with Genesis. Her songs feature lyrics that reflect issues that most of us experience
Of course in 2008, Williams attended a writing camp in Nashville, where she met John Paul White and well the rest we know.
Joy was raised in a Christian home where her parents worked in ministry. She sang in church, and in the early career faith-based pop songs but I think we have to look a little farther into it. Good music is good music no matter where it comes from.
So when I heard that Joy was working on a new solo album (after stalking you twitter page, of course) I couldn’t be more excited. Joy is an artist that goes better with every album. How is that not exciting….