The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams explains how making the group’s new album transformed her in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2013 and out now.

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The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams explains how making the group’s new album transformed her in the new issue of Uncut, dated September 2013 and out now.

Singer-songwriter Williams tells Uncut how she and bandmate John Paul White overcame obstacles to create the self-titled record.

“John Paul was more of the ilk that it would happen organically,” Williams explains. “I was more of a mind to push the envelope and get out of our comfort zone. But despite all the tension and struggle, I think we made something even more universal, honest and beautiful than Barton Hollow.”

Williams goes on to describe how the album has affected her, saying: “The process of writing and recording it changed me, and I’ll never be the same.”

The follow up to 2011’s Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars’ self-titled new album is released on August 5, 2013.

The new issue of Uncut, dated September 2013, which also features a review of the album, is out now.

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