The Wandering Hearts today release their long-awaited self-titled second album, alongside a new video for ‘On Our Way’. Rich with beautifully crafted vocal harmonies, rootsy rock reflection and folk-tinged songwriting, the album is the culmination of a long journey during which the entire world changed. The project started in 2019 with writing sessions in their studio in Hackney, before they headed to the Catskills for recording with producers Simone Felice (Jade Bird, The Lumineers) and David Baron. The finishing touches came early in 2020, when they collaborated with the legendary Marty Stuart on ‘Dreams’ at the Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Listen HERE.
The Wandering Hearts commented, “We cannot believe the time has finally come! Our album is out now and we are so proud of it. We are so happy it is out in the world for everyone to hear.”
The result is a vivacious record that celebrates life, new beginnings and shining through a darkening world. Remarkably, its songs have taken on a new relevance since they were written, with heartfelt themes of the powers of positivity, community and always striving to battle against our troubles. It’s a quality that’s especially prevalent in their current single ‘On Our Way’, the central lyric “We’re on our way now, this broken moment is a fracture in time” neatly encapsulating where the world is at right now.
The song’s new video captures that sentiment. The Wandering Hearts are visibly elated by being able to perform together again, and the video is interspersed with an emotionally charged narrative which finds a couple reunited after a long time apart. The visual was directed by Stuart Breadner (LaFontaines, Seafret, Del Amitri). Watch HERE.
The band added, “The video for ‘On Our Way’ encapsulates the song perfectly. We shot it on a deserted beach on the west coast of Scotland which shows the isolation we have all experienced over the past 18 months. There’s a happy reunion at the end and it feels like everyone can breathe again – that’s what the song is all about for us. We were super lucky with the amazing sunset and it felt so great to be creating in real life again.”
The Wandering Hearts are set to make up for lost time with extensive touring in the near future. This month’s ‘In Harmony: An Intimate Tour’ is their first in approximately two years and is almost entirely sold-out. They will then play the biggest headline shows of their career to date with the ‘On Our Way UK Tour 2022’ next May.
Previous touring highlights have included becoming the first British band to make their US debut at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium and then play the Grand Ole Opry in the same week, as well as shows as support to Tom Petty, Lukas Nelsonand Justin Townes Earle.
Their upcoming UK live dates are:
AUGUST 2021 21st – Colchester, Little Rabbit Barn (SOLD OUT) 22nd – Milton Keynes, The Stables (SOLD OUT) 23rd – Southampton, The Brook (SOLD OUT) 24th – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum (SOLD OUT) 26th – London, Nell’s (SOLD OUT) 27th – Guildford, Boileroom (SOLD OUT) 28th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (SOLD OUT) 29th – Cottingham, Civic Hall (SOLD OUT) 31st – Pocklington, Arts Centre (SOLD OUT)
SEPTEMBER 2021 2nd – Stockton-On-Tees, The Georgian Theatre (SOLD OUT) 3rd – Kendal, The Brewery Arts Centre (SOLD OUT) 4th – Gateshead, Sage 2 (matinee) 4th – Gateshead, Sage 2 (SOLD OUT) 6th – Edinburgh, Summerhall 7th – Stirling, Tolbooth (SOLD OUT) 8th – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree 9th – Dunfermline, PJ Molloys 14th – Poole, Lighthouse (SOLD OUT) 15th – Oxford, The Bullingdon
MAY 2022 15th – Glasgow, St. Luke’s 16th – Newcastle, Riverside 17th – Leeds, The Wardrobe 18th – Manchester, Academy 2 20th – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2 21st – Norwich, Waterfront 22nd – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 24th – Bristol, Trinity Centre 25th – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 27th – Brighton, Concorde 2