The Joy Formidable Set To Release Hitch In Canada

Posted on May. 19 2016


“Hitch is a return that actually feels triumphant” – Consequence of Sound

“After years of incessant touring, The Joy Formidable cut themselves off from the world to make LP3 – the result, ‘Hitch’, is their most confident and varied effort yet.” DIY

“While both the maudlin pop diversions and studio experiments are palatable enough, the band remains strongest at its most strident, pounding out massive choruses in an ocean of churning guitars, adorning them with syncopation or weird time interplay, and just going for it. Thankfully, that still represents half the menu.” Under The Radar

The Joy Formidable are happy to announce their latest album Hitch, is set for a June 3rd (digital) and June 17th (physical) release in Canada with Cadence Music. Recently described by Rolling Stone as “wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge,” the fantastic live band went to work on their third studio album with one mission: to make sure their unique live performance and energy was captured on record. “We realized we needed to build a space and do it ourselves, go back to being three people in a room again” said Ritzy Bryan regarding the band’s decision to self-produce and engineer the new album. The band will return to Canada on June 15th for a NXNE play at the Mod Club (details below).

No stranger to boundary pushing topics, The Joy Formidable released a NSFW music video for their first single ‘The Last Thing On My Mind.’ Ritzy explains “It’s a song about freedom, about feeling alive & a part of that is about sexual liberation too, which is why we wanted to make a music video from the perspective of a heterosexual female gaze. It shows men in many forms, being free, being sexy, being watched, it’s beautiful and provocative and is some small attempt to re address the existing imbalance of perspective and nudity in music videos.”

The entire album is coherent with one theme; the desire to find their place, making this album their most vulnerable work to date. Ritzy states “There was a deep longing towards the end of the last touring cycle; kind of a nostalgia and a romance about going home. We were chasing a sense of belonging. I don’t necessarily think you need too much of that in life, either – I’m quite happy feeling like things are constantly fucking changing – but as you get a little bit older, you start thinking about what you’ve missed back home, and the melancholy that comes from that was important on this album.”

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:
June 15 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club – NXNE – TICKETS
June 17 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle – TICKETS
June 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount – TICKETS

Track Listing:
1. A Second In White
2. Radio Of Lips
3. The Last Thing On My Mind
4. Liana
5. The Brook
6. It’s Started
7. The Gift
8. Running Hands With The Night
9. Fog (Black Windows)
10. Underneath The Petal
11. Blowing Fire
12. Don’t Let Me Know
13. The Last Thing On My Mind (Radio Edit/Digital Only)