The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable head Into The Blue for their very personal new record.

Into the Blue is about opening your eyes to beauty & 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

Ritzy, Rhydian & Matt - The Joy Formidable

Here are some songs the band would like you to start with – in their words:

The title track 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.

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.

Chimes is based on a true story of serendipitous events that “felt like something or someone is looking after you. The wind chimes that my grandfather made me when I was a kid. I felt his presence when I was feeling lost at the start of making this record. Weird little happenings that shake a cynical soul like me to believe in some higher power of guardianship, trusting in life and the love that you put out will come back to you” – Ritzy Bryan

Sevier “The river Sevier runs 385 miles through Utah - close to where I live. It’s like a metaphor for love & its 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?” – Ritzy Bryan

Gotta feed my dog “I choose the dog” – Ritzy Bryan

Into The Blue by The Joy Formidable was released on August 20, 2021 via Enci Records in North America, Full Time Hobby in Europe, and via Soundly Distro in the rest of world.

Past Shows


Sep
7
th
2022
Turf Club
Sep
7
th
2022
Turf Club

The Joy Formidable

with Tres Leches
Dec
14
th
2019
Fine Line
Dec
14
th
2019
Fine Line

The Joy Formidable

with Twen
Nov
2
nd
2018
Turf Club
Nov
2
nd
2018
Turf Club

The Joy Formidable

with Tancred
Apr
5
th
2016
Mainroom
Apr
5
th
2016
Mainroom

The Joy Formidable

with Everything Everything
Oct
9
th
2015
Turf Club
Oct
9
th
2015
Turf Club

The Joy Formidable

with Murder Shoes and Verskotzi
Apr
3
rd
2013
Mainroom
Apr
3
rd
2013
Mainroom

The Joy Formidable

with Guards and KITTEN
Mar
19
th
2012
Fine Line
Mar
19
th
2012
Fine Line

The Joy Formidable

with A Place To Bury Strangers and Exitmusic
Apr
6
th
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
6
th
2011
7th St Entry

The Joy Formidable

with The Lonely Forest and MONA

More Shows

Aug
30
th
Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis, Dylan Salfer and Lighter Co.

Nov
10
th
Turf Club

Hackensaw Boys

Sep
3
rd
7th St Entry

Taylor McCall

Oct
14
th
Fine Line

julie

with They Are Gutting A Body of Water and Her New Knife