Joy Williams Opens Up About Civil Wars Hiatus

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Joy Williams Opens Up About Civil Wars Hiatus

Fans of The Civil Wars have probably been fairly confused by the duo’s actions over the past year, and now the band’s own Joy Williams has come forward to clear the air.

The folk/Americana duo canceled a European tour late last year citing “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition.” Then last month the band announced their forthcoming sophomore album and released a new single called “The One That Got Away; Now, in an interview with The Associated Press, Williams has confirmed that she and her bandmate, John Paul White, are not on speaking terms and the band is officially on an indefinite hiatus.

“John Paul and I aren’t speaking right now but to me that doesn’t determine the outcome of the band because if we’re not speaking we can’t determine the outcome of the band at this moment,” she said in the interview.

Williams goes on to discuss the band’s forthcoming, self-titled album of which she insists both she and White are immensely proud. Williams’ husband can also be heard in the interview, along with Charlie Peacock, who produced both of duo’s albums. The entire article can be found here.

The Civil Wars is out on Aug. 6.