Restless Minds (out Feb 8th), the follow-up to 2016’s chart-topping Cartwheels, finds the Hampshire sisters on scorching form. Observational and opinionated, it documents their coming of age in an era of anxiety and the impact of social media on a generation for which ‘the truth’ has become a tenuous term.
There are songs on the album which touch on women in the workplace and #MeToo, others explore mental health issues and a couple relate to their own relationship as twins growing up and growing apart.
Restless Minds is every bit as bold. While Cartwheels saw Ward Thomas reach beyond the so-called UK country of From Where We Stand, the DIY debut they made in their teens, Restless Minds goes far further. Country influences still surface on some songs, far less on others. Harmonies still play a large part, but both pushed themselves solo to adapt to punchier sounds.
Ward Thomas worked with a host of pop writer/producers, as well as previous collaborators including longtime friends Jessica Sharman and Rebekah Powell, Cartwheels producer Martin Terefe, people like Ed Drewett (One Direction, Little Mix) and many more.
Restless Minds was written between London, Nashville and Hampshire, where Ward Thomas borrowed a thatched cottage with a piano from a family friend and locked themselves away with co-writers to drink tea, eat scones, open up about their feelings and sometimes write songs, up to three a day when the scones finally ran out.
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