NEWS: Kathryn Joseph announces new album 'for you who are wronged' & Shares haunting single

NEWS: Kathryn Joseph announces new album ‘for you who are wronged’ & Shares haunting single

Kathryn Joseph has announced details of her forthcoming third studio album for you who are the wronged, due 22 April 2022 via Rock Action.

Alongside the album announcement, Kathryn has shared her haunting new single ‘what is keeping you alive makes me want to kill them for’ watch the video below, its a startling song quivering with Joseph’s quiet rage, above sparse brittle keyboard motifs, she’s also revealed plans for a 2022 UK tour.

Unspoken truths take flight in songs that simmer and seethe with quiet anger, as Joseph gives voice to those robbed of their own. This record is a statement of abuse observed; its narrative woven with pain’s complexities, futility and stasis.

for you who are the wronged is the much anticipated follow-up to 2018’s from when i wake the want is, and her 2014 debut bones you have thrown me and blood i’ve spilled, which won 2015’s Scottish Album of the Year award. If from when i wake… was written for love to return, this is where she fights tooth and claw to protect it. And though her sparrow-boned musical structures are as slight and sparse framed as their singer – they burn with a fearsome new certainty.

for you who are the wronged tracklisting

  1. what is keeping you alive makes me want to kill them for

  2. the burning of us all

  3. only the sound of the sea would save them

  4. how well you are

  5. until the truth of you

  6. the harmed

  7. bring to me your open wounds

  8. flesh and blood

  9. of all the broken

  10. for you who are the wronged

  11. long gone

“Recorded at The Lengths Studio in Fort William, with producer Lomond Campbell, the converted old school-house offered a week-long solace to let her focus solely on the music. It’s her first co-production credit, too – and given the heart-close nature of the subject, only fitting that she’d shape its execution. The sound is spacious, honouring the rawness of her original demos, written in early 2020. The subject matter is violation – of power, of love, of access – a pain that may not belong to her alone, but she strives to make sense of what’s being enacted on others. In crafting these songs, Joseph offers a window into these toxic patterns that she hopes could save someone.

Partly, it feels like the only thing I can do in terms of saying it out loud,” Kathryn shares. “It’s like code. No-one will hear their name, or recognise themselves, but in years to come, they might. For me, I think maybe there’s someone who might not even realise that they’re being abused until they listen to these songs. The ones who are already – I know how strong they are. They’re in my life, and they’re surviving it.”

To celebrate the release of for you who are the wronged, Kathryn will be touring the UK throughout 2022, beginning at London’s St. Pancras Old Church, before journeying through Brighton as part of the Great Escape Festival, Manchester, Hebden Bridge and Glasgow. Tickets for the tour will be available at 9am on Wednesday 2 February via

Kathryn is also set to play a special one-off open air show titled Sea Dreams alongside musician Anna Phoebe and poet Rachael Allen at The Minack Theatre in Cornwall, a unique venue which juts out into the ocean. Presented and curated by multi-arts curator Kirsteen McNish, the event honours both the place the sea holds in our collective imagination, and the indomitable spirit and vision of the theatre’s founder, Rowena Cade, on the 90th anniversary of the Minack.”

Kathryn Joseph 2022 UK Tour Dates

Saturday 02 April – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow w/ The Twilight Sad

Wednesday 04 May – Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

Thursday 05 May – The Workman’s Cellar, Dublin

Saturday 07 May – Are You Listening? Festival, Reading

Wednesday 11 May – St. Pancras Old Church, London

Friday 13 May – The Great Escape, Brighton

Tuesday 17 May – YES, Manchester

Wednesday 18 May – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Friday 20 May – The Minack Theatre, Cornwall w/ Anna Phoebe & Rachael Allen

Sunday 29 May – Sea Change Festival, Totnes

Wednesday 21 September – Eden Court, Inverness

Thursday 22 September – Mareel, Shetland

Friday 23 September – The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Saturday 24 September – Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles

Saturday 15 October – St. Luke’s, Glasgow

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