Posted March 31, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

‘Stories of Migration’ Inspired M. Ward’s New Album

M. Ward photo by Wrenne Evans
M. Ward photo by Wrenne Evans

Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward will release his new album, Migration Stories, via Anti Records on April 3. Ward traveled to Quebec, Canada to work with Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, Richard Reed Parry, producer/mixer Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine) and Teddy Impakt. 

The album is a collection of 11 songs inspired by “stories of human migration.” Pictures from newspaper and television reports and stories told by friends and tales from Ward’s own family history inspired the tunes. Ward describes the disc as “11 largely instrumental ballads — a sci-fi fast forward to a more silent night many generations from here to a maybe-era where movement is free again.” 

Ward just released a music video for “Unreal City.” 

Photo: Wrenne Evans (via Grandstand Media)