The War & Treaty Announces New Album ‘Hearts Town’ & Shares Single

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The War And Treaty announced a new album, Hearts Town, due out on September 25 through Rounder Records. The Nashville-based duo also shared the LP’s lead single, “Five More Minutes.”

The War And Treaty is the project of husband and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter. The title for Hearts Town comes from the name the duo gave to their devoted fanbase. Michael and Tanya detailed the meaning of Hearts Town in a statement.

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“Hearts Town is a neighborhood strictly made up of people who all share the same kind of heart: hearts that love, hearts that heal, hearts that don’t see division,” Michael said. “There’s all different types of people within that neighborhood, but they’re still somehow all working together-which is exactly the kind of town we want to live in.”

“Right now a lot of people are feeling so deeply engulfed in pain and surrounded by negativity, and sometimes you just need to hear that you’re good,” Tanya added. “That’s the whole idea behind Hearts Town: no one’s trying to change what you think or how you talk or anything else about you. You’re just fine the way you are.”

Michael and Tanya produced the new record with their longtime musical director Max Brown. The duo also tapped renowned Nashville musicians like guitarist Jason Isbell, dobro ace Jerry Douglas and Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge to guest on Hearts Town.

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The War And Treaty previewed the album with the track “Five More Minutes.” Michael also spoke candidly about the intensely personal nature of the new single.

After years of falling in and out of financial and mental depression, I had finally had enough. I was ready to take my own life. But in my darkest moment, where I was ready right then and there to end it all, my wife Tanya asked one last thing of me: “Just give me five more minutes. Stay with me. Just five more minutes to love you.” And something in her eyes, something in her hands convinced me to give her that five more minutes.

“Five More Minutes” arrived with an accompanying music video. Watch it below:

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