British trio the Wandering Hearts make their return today (22) with the new single ‘Over Your Body.’
‘Over Your Body’ is the first taste of the upcoming sophomore album by the group, which will be self-titled and released by Decca Records on 14 August. The date is the anniversary weekend of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. That only resonates with their musical influences but with the creation of the new record, which they made in the historic New York town.
“A labour of love”
The album was produced by Simone Felice (revered both as a member of modern folk-Americana band the Felice Brothers and for his work with the Lumineers, Vance Joy and Jade Bird) and Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit). It was completed just days before the world went into lockdown as the coronavirus crisis heightened. “It’s been a labour of love and we can’t wait for you all to hear it,” say the trio of the album.
The Wandering Hearts emerged in 2017 with the ‘Wish I Could’ single and Burning Bridges EP, swiftly noted for the powerful harmonies of Tara Wilcox, Chess Whiffen and AJ Dean, along with fellow original member Tim Prottey-Jones. He has since left the line-up to pursue a number of other projects including his own group The Fatherline, who have the single ‘This Work Is A Drug’ on release.
Wild Silence, the first Wandering Hearts album, came out in February 2018. That was immediately after they won the 2018 Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award, named after the much-respected British broadcaster, at the UK Americana Awards. It debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company’s UK country album chart. Harris gave the new ‘Under Your Body’ its first radio play on his country show on BBC Radio 2 last night (21).
The Wandering Hearts album is out on 14 August. Pre-order it here.
Listen to the Wandering Hearts on Spotify.