After a weird sort-of break-up letter to fans online and the cancellation of a string of tour dates, The Civil Wars fans around the world were mourning the loss of a band who had only released one album. Then, a few months later, they announced the release of their second album, self-titled The Civil Wars. It’s fair to say a lot of people were a bit confused. Confused, but also overjoyed.
Today we get to hear the first of the upcoming album. ‘The One That Got Away’ is brooding, mysterious and everything that The Civil Wars do well. I can’t wait to hear more. The Civil Wars will be released on August 5th on Columbia in the UK, click here to pre-order on iTunes.