America's unrealized musical treasure, M. Ward, will be releasing a new album this year on April 10. How wonderful is that? Thank you Matt for blessing us once more with your words and music! Released by Merge Records, A Wasteland Companion gives insight to a contemplative artist challenged with, as Ward puts it, "what to leave behind and what to carry – material and otherwise – and thinking about what I want versus what I need, creatively and otherwise."
What we need and what we want tend to be at odds with each other, maturity aids the two becoming one. A Wasteland Companion sounds like an album that attempts to examine and exercise the always divided human heart.
Ward will also be touring all over the place this year! I plan on catching him when he comes through my town! Click here for tour info!
FYI- Album art for A Wasteland Companion was shot by Autumn De Wilde.