Joywave have just released a new single Like A Kennedy which was produced at Joywave’s own studio in New York by founder Daniel Armbruster and was arranged by Armbruster and his fellow band members Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey).
“I think a lot of people will probably try to fit this song into some type of political narrative”, says Armbruster “but that’s really not the point. It’s a song about complete exhaustion and media burnout. It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps.
It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity”.
The band is currently at work wrapping up their eagerly awaited third full-length LP and will introduce the album with a very special series of intimate live performances. “The Possession Sessions” begin next Saturday, June 29th in the band’s hometown and then continue with exclusive shows in Los Angeles and Brooklyn before heading to the UK with a special show at London’s The Lexington on November 20th. You can find details and tickets here.