John Smith “The World Turns” – circular motions of love

The first new music from John Smith since his sixth studio album ‘The Fray‘ which was released way back in 2021 is the single featured here today.  It sees the folk singer further expanding his rock and Americana credentials somewhat like a latter-day Richard Thompson, and it’s worthy of note that on ‘The World Turns‘ he worked with Joe Henry as the producer.

Speaking about the single, John Smith says  “I wrote this with the great Iain Archer, after playing him a riff on my steel telecaster and talking for a couple of hours about how we both felt in the wake of a difficult couple of years. This is a song about holding tight as the world carries on, unflinching.  Some days it seems that life is carrying on about its immense business and there is nothing any of us can do. I do believe that if you can find something or someone good to hold on to, it becomes almost possible to stay balanced.”

John Smith will be out on tour next April – doubtless we’ll remind you again nearer the date but here’s the list of dates for now.

3rd ​Beacon, BRISTOL
4th​ Union Chapel, LONDON
5th​ Stables, MILTON KEYNES
6th​ Arts Centre, COLCHESTER
10th​ Trades Club, HEBDEN BRIDGE
11th​ The Wardrobe, LEEDS
13th​ The Caves, EDINBURGH
17th​ The Brook, SOUTHAMPTON
18th​ Phoenix, EXETER
19th ​Storeys Field, CAMBRIDGE
20th​ Storyhouse, CHESTER
24th​ Upper Chapel, SHEFFIELD
25th ​Glasshouse 2, GATESHEAD
26th ​Brewery Arts, KENDAL
27th​ Arts Centre, WARWICK

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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