Jun 06
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Kathryn Joseph announces new album

Kathryn Joseph had announced her new album From When I Wake The Want Is, due for release August 10th via Rock Action.

Pre order at kathrynjoseph.co.uk, the Rock Action shop, iTunesApple MusicSpotify and at all good independent record shops. Two bundle options are available exclusively at Kathryn's online shop.

Watch the stunning visuals for the title track here

The follow up to 2015’s acclaimed debut Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled, which was named the Scottish Album of the Year, From When I Wake… is a captivating set that documents both life’s traumas and their resolutions. Produced by Marcus Mackay, who also worked on her debut album, From When I Wake… mixes new songs with material gathered over the past ten years to create an intimate and often devastating portrait of Joseph’s world.

Joseph can’t explain her need for absolute lyrical honesty, but admits to being “obsessed with truth in real life and in my music life. I don’t understand the idea of writing something that’s not true – I think it’s an amazing thing to be able to do, but it’s not what interests me. For me, it’s about ‘this is how I actually felt’ and I think that’s why I love playing live, because I’m feeling all of the things that I am, then.”

She decided from the outset that the new record would be different from her debut and knew she wanted it to be “more metallic sounding and harder, with electronic details on it.” This contributes in part to the transformative power of From When I Wake The Want Is: it moves Joseph from the fledgling artist with very little self-confidence who took years to release her debut LP because she was “stuck behind the paranoia of the whole process; what would be the point of it and what if it wasn’t good enough?” to an accomplished auteur with a truly distinctive voice. It also acknowledges her safe passage through dark, choppy waters and delivery into newfound contentment, both personal and professional.

Pre-order From When I Wake The Want Is here

The video for title track ‘From When I Wake The Want Is’ can be seen now on YouTube. Directed by Tim Courtney and shot by Director of Photography Andrew O'Connor, the emotive video explores the idea that even though a relationship might be over, the love may never die.

Like earlier single ‘Tell My Lover’, ‘From When I Wake…’ is inspired by the grief Joseph experienced after the split from her partner. “This record mostly came from the year of my feeling the most broken hearted,” admits Joseph, “but it is a weird circle shape, because by the time the last songs on it were written I was back with the human I love. Most of the songs are my trying to turn the black hell feeling into something else, even when it didn’t feel like anything good was going to come from it. All of them are again my weird, creepy way of telling the truth and knowing for sure who and what matters and how lucky I am.”

This summer Kathryn Joseph will play alongside some of the most enduring names in music in support of her new album. Kathryn will play alongside Mogwai as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival on June 21st, as well as The Cure’s British Summer Time show on July 7th.