Track By Track: The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law
The Welsh trio give us the rundown on their latest release.
Posted 17th January 2013, 11:50am
This Ladder is Ours
It's a song about encouragement, a song about starting over. A passionate plea to someone you love, who's lost their lust for life.
Written after a visit to the Cholla Gardens in Joshua Tree National Park. It talks about a broken relationship between a child and their mother; the negative side of unconditional love. The cholla as a symbol of something that gives life and that drives people away.
It's a beautiful, tragic love song, a poignant look at Rhydian and Ritzy's relationship. How chaos has brought two people together, but ultimately unravels them.
It's a celebration of our friendship, the way the three of us have always pulled together.
It's about tenacity, about having something to say. Welcomes uniqueness , slams a culture of celebrating mediocrity.
Being snubbed by certain people isn't always a bad thing. It's a song about coming to terms with a relationship that's broken down.
Maw Maw Song
Greed and vanity juxtaposed against someone who has lost their appetite for life completely.
Inspired by the woodlands of Sebago Lake, Maine. It's about finding a sanctuary, a happier place but realising that there's no permanency , that maybe you're destined to never be settled.
The Leopard and the Lung
Remembering the life and legacy of the very brave and inspiring Wangari Maathai.
Inspired by a very strong childhood memory of a moment of discovery in the valleys of southern Portugal.
Dedicated to Ritzy's grandfather, who died during the making of this record. It's about love, pride, the brevity of time.
The Joy Formidable's new album 'Wolf's Law' will be released on 21st January via Atlantic.