Evyn Morgan

Joywave today released their new album Cleanse, and it couldn't be more timely.

Oddly enough, their last album Possession arrived on March 13, 2020, literally the same day much of the U.S. began shutting down due to the surge of coronavirus at the start of the pandemic. While that album was obviously created pre-Covid, this new one was written and recorded during quarantine in frontman Daniel Armbruster's home studio.

"With our dense touring schedule shelved, I was able to reflect on past travels and appreciate them in a new way," says Armbruster. "But reminders of our fragile mortality were everywhere, punctuated by the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest. The music began to encompass all of this. It became the words, encouragement, and occasional cautions that I would want to share with you if this was the last time we spoke."

Hear the new record below.