M. WARD shares new video for ‘Violets For Your Furs’, from new album ‘Think of Spring’

M. WARD shares new video for 'Violets For Your Furs', from new album 'Think of Spring' 2

M. Ward has released his new video for ‘Violets For Your Furs’ today, a rendition of the Billie Holiday song that is featured on his latest album ‘Think of Spring’. Directed by Holly Andres, Ward performs the song on acoustic guitar in a dreamlike state.

The title ‘Think of Spring’ comes from a poem written in 1924 by Jane Brown-Thompson that eventually became ‘I Get Along Without You Very Well’ in 1938 – the first song on the record. Proceeds from ‘Think of Spring ‘will benefit Inner-City Arts & DonorsChoose via PLUS1 for Black Lives Fund.

Watch ‘Violets For Your Furs’ – BELOW:

Called ‘spare and haunting’ by Portland Monthly, ‘Think of Spring’ features classic songs ‘You’ve Changed’ – originally written in the ‘40s by Carl Fischer – and “All The Way”, famously sung by both Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Additionally, ‘For All We Know’ is a wistful yet beautiful track, saying: “We come and go like a ripple on a stream/ tomorrow may never come for all we know.”

“I first heard [Billie’s album] ‘Lady In Satin’ in a mega-shopping mall somewhere in San Francisco,” M. Ward explained. “I was about 20 years old and didn’t know much about Billie’s records or her life or how her voice changed over the years. Anyway, the sound was coming from the other side of the mall and I remember mistaking her voice for a beautiful perfectly distorted electric guitar – some other-world thing floating there on this strange mournful ocean of strings and I was hooked for life.”

M. WARD ‘Think of Spring’

M. WARD ‘Think of Spring’

1. I Get Along Without You Very Well
2. For Heaven’s Sake
3. It’s Easy To Remember
4. You’ve Changed
5. Violets For Your Furs
6. For All We Know
7. But Beautiful
8. All The Way
9. I’m A Fool To Want You
10. I’ll Be Around
11. You Don’t Know What Love Is

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