Singer and songwriter M. Ward has announced his next studio album as a solo artist. Migration Stories arrives April 3, 2020 via Anti-. He’s also shared the lead single from the 11-track album. Give “Migration of Souls” a listen below, and scroll down for the full tracklist.
Ward recorded Migration Stories with Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, Richard Reed Parry, producer/mixer Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys etc.), and Teddy Impakt. Of the new album, Ward said in a press release:
Some time went by, the stories wove together and I remember them now closer to characters in a dream of how people could treat each other than any kind of front-page news realism. I think music subconsciously—whether writing or listening—is a filter for me. Helping to process all the bad news into something new to build from. Some records to me are like self-fulfilling prophecies—visualizing change to wish something into being. Those records inspired this one.
Ward has also announced a string of North American tour dates that kick off April 17 in Philadelphia and wrap up on May 22 in Los Angeles. Find Ward’s full schedule below.
01 Migration Of Souls
02 Heaven’s Nail and Hammer
03 Coyote Mary’s Traveling Show
04 Independent Man
05 Stevens’ Snow Man
06 Unreal City
07 Real Silence
08 Along the Santa Fe Trail
09 Chamber Music
11 Rio Drone