Lilly Winwood finds clarity in turbulence on new album Talking Walls

Lilly Winwood’s new album Talking Walls will be out August 25, 2022. Courtesy photo, used with permission.

Leading up to the writing of her new album, Talking Walls, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lilly Winwood had all but resigned herself from continuing her music career. Burned out after her last album cycle and in the midst of a pandemic, Winwood took a job to pay the bills—but she could not stop writing. She knew she was on the cusp of something important. When Winwood decided to get sober, the floodgates opened. Talking Walls captures that tumultuous period, with Winwood literally “talking to the walls” as she looked inward with new purpose. Penned over long sleepless nights, with clear eyes and a willingness to ask tough questions, each song takes a different tack into the introspective wind, backed by a minimalist-roots sound. The now East Nashville-based artist (and daughter of Grammy-winning British rocker Steve Winwood) simply wrote her story and brought it to her band at Nashville’s Trace Horse studio—no producer needed. (Lilly Winwood, 2022)

The Boot premiered “Brighter Days,” a swaggering, pedal-steel laden track showcasing Lilly’s soulful voice and the simple, organic feel that the band landed on in the studio. Praising the first single, The Boot said, “Americana standout Lilly Winwood is ready to soak up the moment.” Fans can listen to “Brighter Days,” check out the official video for Winwood’s previously released single, “Sleep Issues,” and pre-order or pre-save Talking Walls ahead of its August 25 release. Winwood will be joining singer/songwriter Jackie Greene for a selection of late summer dates and will also be joining singer/songwriter Todd Snider for a selection of early fall dates.

Talking Walls track list:
Sleep Issues
Good Old Days
Keep it Spinning
Long Haul
A Paper Trail of Broken Hearts
Brighter Days
Laundry Day

Catch Lilly Winwood on tour:
September7 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center*
September9 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall Norfolk*
September10 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts*
September11 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall Hartford*
September13 – Albany, NY – The Egg – Swyer Theatre*
September15 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne*
September16 – Natick, MA – Center for Arts In Natick*
September17 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre*
September18 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen*
October 13 – Sarasota, FL – Big Top Brewing Company
October 14 – Bradenton, FL – Big Top Brewing Company
October 20 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge
October 21 – New York, NY – The Bitter End
* = opening for Todd Snider

The daughter of Grammy winning British rocker Steve Winwood, Lilly grew up splitting time between the U.K. and Nashville’s neon-lit streets. Back then music was ever present, she says, and whether performing with her older brother, writing teenaged odes to young love or just soaking in her father’s work, it gave Winwood a unique creative perspective – one that felt more in line with Nashville than London. Moving to Music City for good at 18, Winwood soon gravitated to the alternative-minded enclave of East Nashville, and after forming creative partnerships with locals like Boo Ray and Don Gallardo, released her Silver Stage EP in 2017. Time Well Spent followed in 2021, backed by East Nashville household names Alex Munoz and Allen Thompson, earning accolades from tastemakers like Rolling Stone Country as she solidified a go-your-own-way sense of earthy pop.



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