The Wandering Hearts release new single “Letter To Myself”

Article Contributed by Big Feat PR | Published on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Today, British trio The Wandering Hearts released a new single, “Letter To Myself,” off of their forthcoming Chrysalis Records debut, Mother, out March 22nd. Mother will be released digitally, on CD and LP, including exclusive, signed coloured vinyl and a limited number of test pressings. The album is available for pre-order now HERE


A confessional, diaristic ballad reminiscing over an easier time through sheer melodies and bright organs. The soothing vocal lines paint dreamy tales of Americana, from trains to old towns to blue sky that remind you to slow down. “I was talking about my sister-in-law,” Wilcox revealed about “Letter To Myself,” “Every time I saw her, she’d be like, ‘I just turned 21, and I’m turning 22 next year’. She’s always inches away from the next big milestone..”

The Wandering Hearts recently announced the release of their new album, Mother, out March 22. Produced by Steve Milbourne (session credits for Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette), their Chrysalis Records debut is a handcrafted patchwork of folk-style storytelling, pop hooks and rock energy threaded together by their luminous signature harmonies. You could think of it as a long-lost seventies album originally made in Laurel Canyon and dusted off in some vintage London record store 50 years later.

The band recently embarked on a tour of US radio stations and performed special intimate shows at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC and WMOT’s Finally Friday live broadcast from Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley. They will also tour the UK in March and April, dates below.

Mother, an exploration of motherhood and personal growth, captures the little moments that assume a much greater significance. Every memory holds the potential to last forever, responsibilities expand, yet joy does as well. The Wandering Hearts intimately explore this maternal transformation on their aptly titled third full-length offering Mother. The band, Tara Wilcox [vocals], A.J. Dean [vocals, acoustic guitar] and Francesca “Chess” Whiffin [vocals, mandolin], chronicle this season of growth and change across eleven tracks.

“I was pregnant when we started making the record, and Tara was pregnant when we finished it,” notes Chess. “During the process, we really found ourselves as a band. Motherhood has helped us grow and find meaning. It brought our writing and performing to a different level.”

The group worked out of Chess’s home studio in Darlington, drawing on everything from folk and rock. Surrounded by guitars, a vintage piano and classic equipment, the music gestated in a room affectionately dubbed, “The Music Womb.” A.J. goes on, “This album started as a folk EP and grew into something entirely different.  It has elements of folk, rock, blues, pop and more with our voices tying it all together. We were really just making an album for us. We think the result is the best music we've ever made.”
Earlier releases had brandished a bit of a subtle pop sheen. With Mother, The Wandering Hearts peeled back this layer, sanded it down and stripped the sound to its bare essentials—captivating lyrics, organic instrumentation, and, as always, starkly powerful harmonies. In doing so, they realized their vision at its purest and most powerful.

In the end, motherhood has ultimately enabled The Wandering Hearts to be themselves. “The album has all of the elements of who we are, but we’ve landed in a place that feels like us,” reflects Chess.

Mother Track Listing:

1. About America

2. Still Water

3. Tired

4. Letter To Mysel

5. Hold Your Tongue

6. Waiting

7. Dance Again

8. Not Misunderstood

9. River To Cry

10. Will You Love Me

11. What Fools Believe

Fri 22 - Kingston, Banquet Records*
Sat 23 - London, Rough Trade East*
Mon 25 - Leeds, Vinyl Whistle*
Tues 26 - Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall
Weds 27 - Belfast, The Deer’s Head
Thurs 28 - Dublin, The Workman’s Cellar
Sun 31 - Birmingham, The Mill

*In-store show

Tues 2 - Manchester, Gorilla
Weds 3 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Thurs 4 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 5 - Sheffield, Leadmill
Sun 7 - Bristol, The Fleece
Mon 8 - Brighton, Komedia
Tues 9 - Oxford, O2 Academy
Thurs 11 - Norwich, Arts Centre
Fri 12 - London, Electric Brixton
Sat 13 - Cardiff, Tramshed