Georgica Pond, the highly anticipated new album from the beloved singing-songwriting duo JOHNNYSWIM, will be released September 30 on Big Picnic Records. The new music follows their 2014 Top 10 debut Diamonds which received widespread critical acclaim—Billboard hailed, “We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything” while People furthered, “…an intimate interplay their marriage of pop and folk…”
Georgica Pond was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner Ramirez and recorded at the couple’s home studio in Los Angeles, with bass and drum parts added at the Castle in Nashville. JOHNNYSWIM teamed up with a few different songwriters and collaborators, including longtime collaborator Britten Newbill, violinist/composer Anton Patzner, Nashville-based songwriters Natalie Hemby and Chris DeStefano, as well as country music icon Vince Gill, to create a listening experience that spans a range of tones and emotions.
Of their process, Ramirez explains, “Any fear we had on album one has completely evaporated. We know the people that come to JOHNNYSWIM shows. We know it matters to them what we have to say. We realize that, much like ourselves, our fans appreciate honesty. We wanted that to be the cornerstone of this album.” Amanda Sudano Ramirez further highlights the themes on the album: “love, legacy, the past and the future all put into this bittersweet mixture that makes you fully appreciate the present.”
To support the release, the duo will take their family on the road this fall. Tour dates to be announced soon.
Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up JOHNNYSWIM. The pair met in Nashville in 2005, instituting a songwriting partnership not long afterward. They clicked together musically and personally, beginning a romantic relationship along with their creative connection. The couple married in 2009 and relocated to Los Angeles. In addition to their 2014 debut full-length, they’ve released three EPs, as well as a Christmas EP and a live album. They’ve performed on various television shows including VH1’s “You Oughta Know Concert,” “The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Today Show,” “Live with Kelly & Michael,” and provided the theme song on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” The duo has also toured extensively, including major U.S. festival appearances.
GEORGICA POND TRACKLIST
1. Welcome to Georgica Pond
3. Summertime Romance
5. Touching Heaven
6. Georgica Pond
7. Let It Matter
8. First Try
9. In My Arms
10. Lonely Night in Georgia (feat. Vince Gill)
12. Say Goodnight Instead
13. Rescue You (Bonus Track)
14. Wicked Game (Bonus Track)