The Joy Formidable Releases Their New Album Into The Blue Today on Enci Records; Watch “Sevier” Video at Brooklyn Vegan

The Joy Formidable Releases Their New Album Into The Blue Today on Enci Records
Watch “Sevier” Video at Brooklyn Vegan (Watch)
U.S. Tour Dates Announced
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“The Joy Formidable are back with their first new single since 2018’s AAARTH, and it finds their dreamy, grungy sound in fine form.” – Brooklyn Vegan on “Into The Blue”

“’Into The Blue’ is a gazing trip through uncharted territory, reflecting an imbalanced world in disarray, and the awakening of looking inward and finding self-acceptance with Bryan bellowing You see me for what I am / I don’t have to guess any more.” – American Songwriter

“Written in North Wales, the track sees bandleader Ritzy Bryan and co weave a selection of tastefully dialed clean electric guitar lines through its epic arrangement.” – Guitar World on “Into The Blue” 
Watch: “Sevier” official video at Brooklyn Vegan or YouTube
The new album from The Joy Formidable is out today! Into The Blue is 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 the world. (order). 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.”
To celebrate the new release, the band has shared the official video for “Sevier” with Brooklyn Vegan. The video was directed by the band and can also be shared at YouTube. On the song and video Brooklyn Vegan says, “It’s a big, loud, sludgy rock song that will take you right back to the grunge era, and the video — which features Ritzy Bryan thrashing around with her guitar in the Sevier river — looks very ’90s too. If you miss that era, this scratches the itch.”
The Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan says, “The river Sevier runs 385 miles through Utah – close to where I live. It’s a metaphor for love & it’s journey. Are you staying in it, following it through all the seasons, cutting through mountains and canyons through all the hardships, or cutting (severing) loose? We loved the idea of water being a main element in the performance video; the churn of the waves against the calm of still water.”
The Joy Formidable will be touring the U.S. this fall with support from Cuffed Up. The upcoming tour will include shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City and more. All shows are listed below and tickets are available HERE.
Into The Blue follows the band’s critically acclaimed, kaleidoscopic 2018 album AAARTH, during which the band supported Foo Fighters on their North American tour, were invited by The Cure’s Robert Smith to play his Meltdown Festival in London and Pasadena Daydream fest in LA, and they performed on the mainstage at Reading & Leeds Festival. The band’s new album arrives into a much different world this time around, and birthed a new energy for the band. Even during the worst times, music will find ways to inspire & thrive.

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.

Into The Blue is about surrendering to love and magic. Having the courage to enjoy a new journey and the mystery and excitement of something unexpected. The band says, “It’s about opening your eyes to beauty and love again. Making it to the other side. Whilst not conceived as a metaphor for the times we all live in now, it certainly turned out that way.” This connection has flowed beyond the studio and into Joy Formidable’s other creative passion, their community focused TJF Music Club. Launched in 2018, TJF Music gives fans access to exclusive music, online shows and much more, forging part of a much needed new culture of direct artist support which they hope other artists could follow to empower themselves. TJF Music Club has also become a cherished way of connecting with fans while touring has ceased and yet flourishes beyond. Click HERE to request Backstage access.

The Joy Formidable Tour Dates
11.23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11.26 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
11.27 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11.29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11.30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
12.02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
12.04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
12.05 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
12.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
12.09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.10 – Columbus, OH @ A & R Music Hall
12.11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
12.12 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
12.13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12.14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
12.17 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
12.18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
The Joy Formidable – Into The Blue 
album track listing

1. Into The Blue
2. Chimes
3. Sevier
4. Interval
5. Farrago
6. Gotta Feed My Dog
7. Somewhere New
8. Bring It To The Front
9. Back To Nothing
10. Only Once
11. Left Too Soon

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