The Joy Formidable’s second album Wolf’s Law is due to drop this Friday, 18 January, but Music Feeds has the exclusive stream to the Welsh alternative rock act’s highly anticipated sophomore album.
The follow-up to The Joy Formidable’s heavily praised 2011 debut The Big Roar, the band’s latest effort promises to push the boundaries of being both epic and intimate, with soaring anthems and stripped-back ballads alike.
Wolf’s Law has been described by the band as a ‘bold’ album held together by the powerful voice of lead singer Ritzy Bryan. Not ones to simply write about love and lost, Bryan and The Joy Formidable touch on political and environmental matters within the songs that form Wolf’s Law.
As for the meaning behind the album’s title, The Joy Formidable have explained all on the band’s Facebook page.
It refers to Julius Wolf’s scientific theory that bone can change and strengthen to cope with stress or breakage. It’s a fitting motif, because the record chronicles a period of healing and self-discovery. It’s an intricate album: it talks about many things, but this theme of relationships on the mend and feeling reinvigorated is a re-occurring thread. – Ritzy
Stream: The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law