Out now from The Joy Formidable: Back To Nothing.
The song reflects on where you’ve been and how grief can heal and illuminate the future. Lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan says,
“Back To Nothing takes a stance on self-compassion, realizing your worth & your boundaries and deciding not to give your love to an undeserving other.”
The haunting new video was created by Ritzy & Rhydian in Southern Utah and described as a “beautiful challenge.” We’ve always enjoyed making our own visuals, this was a bit more ambitious in the way of getting to the location & tasking ourselves with editing huge 360 files. “I’ve learnt a lot about keyframing in a very short amount of time”, she laughs.
On August 20, The Joy Formidable will release their anticipated album Into The Blue (pre-order). The 11 song album will be available digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl via Enci Records in North America, Full Time Hobby in Europe and Soundly Distro in the rest of world.
The album was written in North Wales and later completed at their homes in Utah, Into The Blue is about opening your eyes to beauty & love again. Making it to the other side. The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan says, “Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out that way.”
Rhiannon (Ritzy) Bryan & Rhydian Dafydd grew up together in North Wales before forming The Joy Formidable in 2011. Soon joined by drummer Mr. Matt Thomas they have enjoyed an eclectic decade together, creating a legacy that spans genres & celebrates their Welsh culture. Today they split their time between North Wales and the closest thing they could find in the U.S. – “In the middle of nowhere” Utah.