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The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams: "Writing and recording our new album has changed me"

The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams: "Writing and recording our new album has changed me"

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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