Joy Williams announces new record and shares latest video

Photo credit: Andy Barron

Listen to Front Porch right now – it’s gorgeous. 

Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Joy Williams has released the stunning video for Front Porch, taken from her highly anticipated new solo album of the same name which will be released 3 May via Sensibility/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order here.

The enticing video for Front Porch was directed by sister and brother team Alexa and Stephen Kinigopoulos of Running Bear Films (Ruston Kelly, Colter Wall) alongside Kacey Musgraves. The track has already seen major success with 2 million streams on Spotify. Of the song, Williams shares, “When I think of a front porch, I think of welcoming and being welcomed—shoes off, no pretense, no rush, nothing to prove. I wanted to write a universal song that spoke of returning…to what is real, what is now, what is true, what is loving, deep within…and wherever you call home.”

Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang, Front Porch alludes to the pre-mid-century American house, where friends, neighbours and loved ones might interrupt an evening stroll to sit a spell and catch up on local news and core life stuff. Williams’ second solo album is everything that image might lead you to expect: warm, conversational, intimate, simultaneously sheltered and open, and deeply dusk-and-wine-infused.

“The kind of music I really enjoy is the kind that feels like a conversation,” Williams says. “I really wanted this album to feel like an easy, open invitation to come and hang out…I want it to sound as real and up close as we can get it without my being too much in your face.”