Joy Williams has dropped “Front Porch,” the sentimental title track from her forthcoming full-length.
The ethereal song traces the former Civil Wars member’s own experience of moving back home to Nashville after living in Los Angeles. “I took the long way / Looking for the shortcut / To find out that this place / Was made of the best stuff,” she sings.
“So much of this is about coming home, whether to a physical place or to yourself,” Williams told Rolling Stone. “The lines on my face, I can see them more clearly now. But a lot of them are laugh lines. This record feels like breathing more deeply into who I am. Come what may.”
Williams previously released the singles “Canary” and “The Trouble With Wanting” from her upcoming album, Front Porch, out May 3.
Listen to “Front Porch” below: