M. Ward Announces New Album ‘Migration Stories,’ Shares Single & Tour Dates

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M. Ward will release a new album, Migration Stories, on April 3 through ANTI- Records. The singer-songwriter confirmed 2020 tour dates in support of the album featuring the lead single, “Migration Of Souls.”

Ward recorded his 10th studio album at Arcade Fire’s Montreal studios in Quebec, Canada with the band’s Tim Kingsbury and Richard Reed Parry, producer/mixer Craig Silvey and Teddy Impakt. The 11-track record features a cover of “Along The Santa Fe Trail,” which was popularized by Glenn Miller. Ward was “inspired by stories of human migration” and the songwriting was informed by “pictures from newspaper and television reports, stories told by friends and tales from Ward’s own family history”

“Some time went by, the stories wove together and I remember them now closer to characters in a dream of how people could treat each other than any kind of front-page news realism,” Ward stated. “I think music subconsciously – whether writing or listening – is a filter for me. Helping to process all the bad news into something new to build from. Some records to me are like self-fulfilling prophecies – visualizing change to wish something into being. Those records inspired this one.”

Ward will support Migration Stories with a North American tour in April and May 2020. Find those dates and stream “Migration Of Souls” below:

Migration Stories Tracklist

  1. Migration Of Souls
  2. Heaven’s Nail and Hammer
  3. Coyote Mary’s Traveling Show
  4. Independent Man
  5. Stevens’ Snow Man
  6. Unreal City
  7. Real Silence
  8. Along the Santa Fe Trail
  9. Chamber Music
  10. Torch
  11. Rio Drone

Tour Dates for M. Ward

  • Dec

    17

    Tue
  • Apr

    17

    Fri
    Union Transfer
  • Apr

    18

    Sat
  • Apr

    19

    Sun
    White Eagle Hall
  • Apr

    22

    Wed
  • Apr

    24

    Fri
    The Sinclair
  • Apr

    26

    Sun
  • Apr

    28

    Tue
    The Haunt
  • Apr

    29

    Wed
  • May

    1

    Fri
  • May

    2

    Sat
  • May

    3

    Sun
    First Avenue
  • May

    14

    Thu
  • May

    16

    Sat
  • May

    17

    Sun
  • May

    19

    Tue
  • May

    20

    Wed
    The Chapel
  • May

    21

    Thu
    The Chapel
  • May

    22

    Fri
    Regent Theatre