Joseph Arthur will release his first new solo album in three years, Come Back World, Oct. 11, and the musician has shared a preview of the effort in the form of the title track, which can be heard below.
The new album, co-produced by Arthur and Chris Seefried, features contributions from Ben Harper, The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, Jesse Malin and Greg Dulli.
“The interesting parts of our stories aren’t the famous people we meet,” Arthur says in the album announcement. “Or the times when everything is basically working. Or when we get to lay in comfort with a partner watching Netflix and the world go by. The interesting parts are when all those things break down and you’re left in isolation to finally deal with the roots of whatever had been thwarting your existence all along. The interesting parts are when the world has turned its back on you and you have turned your back on it or them. When darkness could seemingly swallow you whole if it hasn’t already. When there is no such thing as hope and so you manufacture it from a dream which only angle is to survive. Come Back World is an album about rebirth and survival.”
Listen to “Come Back World” below, and pre-order Come Back World here.