J. Roddy Walston & The Business have shared a free stream of ‘The Wanting’ from their new album; due out in fall 2017, title and release date TBA.
“I personally fell in love with writing music again,” Walston explained in a statement. “It took awhile but once I realized I had room to try things that I had never tried before, I became addicted to the process.” He elaborated further by explaining how “The Wanting” describes the relationship of an estranged father and son: “Even though it is a dark song with a brutal ending, I find hope and beauty in the idea of these two people that had a shared sense of both regret and longing for each other.”
Walston and his bandmates worked on the album alongside co-producer Phil Ek at their Richmond, Virginia recording studio.
It’s the follow-up to their 2013 LP Essential Tremors.