Listen to the new Joywave song "Half Your Age"

Publish Date
Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:54AM

US visionaries Joywave have announced their upcoming third album, 'Possession', which will be released on March 13th, 2020.

The album was recorded and produced at the band’s studio in Rochester, NY, by frontman Daniel Armbruster and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey) and will include and their new single, "Half Your Age".

It’s the latest in a series of new music released by the band over the past 6 months, including "Blank Slate", "Obsession" and the Guardian’s Hottest Track of the Week "Like A Kennedy". All tracks were accompanied by equally imaginative videos, ranging from the emotionally charged "Like A Kennedy" to the wildly creative montage of fictitious movie title cards for "Obsession" and the visually playful Claymation video for "Blank Slate", all streaming now via the band’s official YouTube channel.

The album title is a reference to control and the loss of it. The 12-song collection speaks to the noise surrounding us. “Our heads are spinning. Every day is crazier than the last. Every screen we walk by is shouting at us, demanding our undivided attention. Control over our own lives is constantly under siege”, notes Armbruster.

'Possession' explores these themes at both a societal and personal level, ultimately encouraging listeners to zoom out and see the big picture. Continuing with the band’s creative use of noteworthy samples and field recordings, Possession is woven together with audio from Voyager’s Golden Record (launched by NASA in 1977). Curated by Dr. Carl Sagan and affixed to the front of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, the disc was designed to convey a basic understanding of humanity to intelligent lifeforms in far corners of the universe and was also the inspiration for the album artwork.