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Yes, the Civil Wars Are Releasing a New Album

Yes, the Civil Wars Are Releasing a New Album

Last March, we all had a lot of fun trying to figure out what the Civil Wars’ alleged “good news” was going to be. After word hit that they’d cancelled their tour amid “irreconcilable differences of ambition,” we could use some good news from them. They had told us they’d have good news in May, but they didn’t say what that news would be regarding. There were lots of fun guesses—some people thought they might announce a fun new recipe, or a list of this year’s best vacation spots. But, no, as it turns out, it’s something much less surprising, although it was enough to crash their official site: a new album. Both members wrote the announcement individually on their website, and each message was a little cryptic. For his part, John Paul White said that: “Patience is a virtue. Yours has been appreciated. Here’s to the hope you consider it rewarded.” Joy Williams wrote: “If you are reading this, I want to thank you for taking the time. I’m grateful for your patient support. 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. Hope this note finds you all well, wherever you are…”

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