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Joy Williams’ New Venus Album

I participated in the Joy WIlliams Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

Many know Joy Williams as one half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. I have to admit I was not familiar with Joy, but I love finding new music and was very excited to listen to her album.

On VENUS, she re-counts what occurred in her life over the past two and a half years since the breakup of the group. She doesn’t try to defend or explain, but instead tells a simple straightforward story of events. You might call it a coming-of-age album, but it is so much more than that. It shows how one woman has come to live her truth the good, the bad, the petulant, the honorable and in the end, shows all of us how to live our own.


1. Before I Sleep
2. Sweet Love of Mine
3. Woman (Oh Mama)
4. One Day I Will
5. Not Good Enough
6. What a Good Woman Does
7. Until the Levee
8. You Loved Me
9. The Dying Kind
10. Till Forever
11. Welcome Home

My favorite track on the album is Woman (Oh Mama). It is one of the more upbeat songs on the album. One of my best friends is just as much into music as I am, but we are different because she is very lyrical and I am all about the composition of the music. She challenges me to really listen to the message in the music, rather than just dance to it. 🙂 This song has amazing lyrics and I feel like I can relate to it. Lyrics can be up to interpretation by the person listening to it, and to me it is saying that woman is weak, woman is strong, woman is everything, and I should be proud to call myself woman. It is definitely a feminist song. You can listen to the track “Woman (Oh Mama)” below:

You can purchase Venus on iTunes and Amazon.

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