It was produced at Joywave’s own studio in New York by founder Daniel Armbruster and was arranged by Armbruster and his fellow band members Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, and mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey). ‘Like A Kennedy’ offers a clear display of the acclaimed band’s evolution from the basement to the big stage, to their current role as full-fledged pop iconoclasts, fearlessly assimilating genres, motifs, and big ideas into its own one-of-a-kind identity.
“I think a lot of people will probably try to fit this song into some type of political narrative”, says Armbruster in an exclusive Audio Commentary (streaming song alongside the song HERE), “but that’s really not the point. It’s a song about complete exhaustion and media burnout. It’s an anti-chaos song. Every screen you walk by DEMANDS your attention. Everything is BREAKING NEWS in all caps.
It’s a really difficult time to think about the mundane small-scale things that have been the focus of human existence until very recently. I don’t think people should check out, but I think it’s beneficial to at least zoom out and not take the bait every time. It feels like everything is designed to keep us enraged 24 hours a day. We deserve a little sanity”.
Currently hard at work wrapping up their eagerly awaited third full-length LP, Joywave will herald the album with a very special series of intimate live performances. “The Possession Sessions” begin next Saturday, June 29th in the band’s hometown and then continue with exclusive shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn before heading to the UK with a special show at London’s Lexington on November 20th.
In addition, Joywave will light up a number of upcoming summer festivals and radio events, which they kicked off at the weekend with a slot at Firefly Music Festival in the US.
Tickets for “The Possession Sessions” tour go on sale today. For complete details and ticket availability, please see https://joywavemusic.com.
THE POSSESSION SESSIONS
22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival *
29 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere (Zone One)
13 – Chicago, IL – Taste of Chicago *
18 – Fayetteville, AR - Free Summer Concert Series at JBGB *
19 – Kansas City, MO - Coors Light Block Party *
10 – Redmond, WA – 107.7 The End Presents Summer Camp *
20 – London, UK – The Lexington
* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE