“Woman (Oh Mama),” the new single from Joy Williams, which premiered yesterday and is now available on iTunes, Vevo and joywilliams.com. The song will be featured on her highly anticipated new album, VENUS, which will be released midsummer on Sensibility Music/Columbia Records. Formerly a member of the four-time Grammy Award-winning duo The Civil Wars, Joy’s most recent record, 2013’s self-titled The Civil Wars, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Of the single, Joy comments, “The entire song is what it's like to experience the beauty, the spark and strength of what it is to be inside your skin. It’s a song with energy and fire. I wanted to own the complexity and the three dimensional aspect of what it is to be a woman. ‘I am a universe wrapped in skin’…That’s one of my favorite lines from the new album. I’m excited about being a woman. I’m excited to be where I am now, who I am now.”
In advance of the release, Joy will perform three special shows this spring—her first official performances since November 2012—May 6 at London’s Islington Assembly Hall, May 14 at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre and May 19 at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre. Tickets are on-sale this Wednesday, April 1.
Additional information surrounding the album will be announced shortly.