New album from Joseph Arthur, The Family, released today

New album from Joseph Arthur, The Family, out today on CD and download. The Family will also be available on LP from 17 June.

 

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The whole album was written at a piano, a Steinway Vertegrande from 1912, that Joseph had recently acquired. The instrument was so full of character and history, and owned by just one family until it ended up in his industrial studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, it became a potent source of inspiration.

The album was mixed by Tchad Blake, whose previous collaborations with Joseph include the well-loved songs Honey and the Moon and In the Sun, the latter which has been covered by Michael Stipe and Peter Gabriel.

Find out more about The Family here.

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You Keep Hanging On is the first single from the forthcoming new album by Joseph Arthur, ‘The Family’. Video by Ehud Lazin

Multi-instrumentalist that he is, Joseph single-handedly takes on vocals, drums, drum programming, pianos, guitars and synths for ‘The Family.’ A first for Joseph, who for the most part writes songs from guitar, the whole album was written at the piano – a Steinway Vertegrande from 1912, that he’d recently acquired. This aged instrument, so full of character and history, and owned by just one family until it ended up in Joseph’s industrial studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn’ was a potent source of inspiration. It also features in the video.

Reviews
4/5

The Family is fantastic album that discusses the difficult situations that a family has to deal with and how the realities of the world effect the family unit. Deeply personal, this album will have listeners realising just how important family is – whether it being via blood relation or emotional attachments. The Family will make you think and question your own emotional depths while Arthur scrapes his own. Read the full review here.
Vulture Hound Magazine

‘You Keep Hanging On’, perfectly captures the dreamscape moods and beautiful arrangements that resonate throughout the album.
You can see the piano in question, which was a potent source of inspiration for his raw and emotive writing, in the video for the previous single ‘You Keep Hanging On’, which perfectly captures the dreamscape moods and beautiful arrangements that resonate throughout the album. Read the full review here.
WithGuitars.com

Joseph Arthur continues to raise his game as a performer, moving through tender ballads to aching guitar solos and pounding rock numbers.
Joseph Arthur continues to raise his game as a performer, moving through tender ballads to aching guitar solos and pounding rock numbers. I’m already looking forward to the next one – I hope to see you there! (Live from The Borderline, London) Read the full review here.
Rockshot Magazine

The evocative and poetic warmth of Joseph Arthur still remains in fine fettle 20 years on.
(Live from The Borderline, London) Read the full review here.
TheUpcoming.co.uk

If you purchase one album this year, make it this one it will not disappoint.
This is a wonderfully eclectic album full of beautiful acoustic melodies dealing with some difficult issues that happen within the family structure such as war, murder, despair, love, loss and fate. An intensely thought provoking offering, from somebody who surely has to be one of the hardest working and multi talented artists around. If you purchase one album this year, make it this one it will not disappoint. Read the full review here.
MaximumVolumeMusic.com

A gorgeous stew of sound.
“This album began with two things; a 1912 Steinway piano that Arthur found at a bargain price, which led him to begin writing on piano, rather than guitar; and a song called You Wear Me Out, whose exhausted title typifies the complex family dynamics that became the theme of the entire record… we come to him for a gorgeous stew of sound.”
Sunday Times

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