ZZ WardÂ is finally releasing details on her new music, and we cannot be more stoked about it.
The critically acclaimed artist and multi-instrumentalist announced today that her second full-length albumÂ The Storm,Â will be available on June 30th.
The StormÂ summons the ghosts of ZZ’s chief inspirations such asÂ Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson,Â andÂ Big Mama Thornton,Â while echoing over soundscapes situated between gritty hip-hop bounce and moody guitar-and-harmonica riffs.
The raw emotion and creative bursts of confessional crooning delivered throughout the album can be heard on ZZ’s newest single “Help Me Mama,” which you can listen to below…
The unveiling of The Storm will coincide with ZZ’s upcoming tour, which is set to kick off in Chicago, IL on May 31st. The multi-instrumentalist will bring her blues grit to stages across North America, with tickets for all dates going on sale April 21, 2017.Â
“I’m really excited to go back out on the road and visit some of my favorite cities,” says Ward. “It’s hard to walk away from touring to work on music, but now I’m so happy I took that time to focus on the new album.Â Â I couldn’t be prouder of the new songs and can’t wait to share them with the world.”
Another standout track on The Storm is “Ride,” featuring Gary Clark Jr., that ZZ penned specifically for the upcoming Disney*Pixar film Cars 3 which hits theaters June 16th. The song will also be featured on the Cars 3 soundtrack.