Portland-bred folk-pop trio Joseph are back after a three-year absence, and are appropriately fired up for the occasion. Today, Joseph premieres new single "Fighter," exclusively via NYLON, and announces the forthcoming album Good Luck, Kid, due for a September 13 release via ATO Records.
The trio—sisters Natalie Schepman, Allison Closner, and Meegan Closner—nearly did not make it through the years since 2016's I'm Alone, No You're Not to send another full-length record out into the world. The first single they have decided to share from Good Luck, Kid gives context to what they were going through. "This song came from a moment when everything fell apart, and my sisters and I almost broke up our band, but we decided to stay and fight for it—to fight for each other," Natalie tells NYLON. "These are really challenging times, and I know I personally get tired from the weight of it all, but this song looks me in the eye and helps me out the door to stay present and keep fighting."
But the song isn't just a retelling of their most difficult moments, Natalie adds. "It's also a celebration of those who ARE getting up and getting in the fight every day, in everyday ways. This is for them, and it's for all of us who woke up today and decided to keep trying." It's both a rallying cry and a celebration of the determination and angst that has pulled us all through these toxic times.
Listen to "Fighter" and check out Joseph's tour dates, below.
9/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Westward Music Festival
9/13 - Seattle, BC @ Showbox
9/14 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
9/15 - Portland, OR @ Roseland
9/16 - Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Lounge
9/19 - Iowa City, IA @ Englert
9/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/21 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
9/22 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic
9/24 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club - Collective
9/25 - Montreal, QC @ Astral
9/27 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
9/28 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/2 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/3 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
10/4 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
10/6 - Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10/9 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/10 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's
10/13 - Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10/16 - Tuczon, AZ @ Rialto
10/18 - San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
10/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
10/20 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore