The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams Finds Creativity Through Surrender in New Issue of Seed’s ‘The Fire Theft Project’—Out Now on Apple Newsstand
Seed Strategy’s The Fire Theft Project: Conversations on Creativity, now in its fourth issue, spotlights singer-songwriter Joy Williams in her first published interview since the official split of her Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. The new digital magazine is now available for iPad and iPad Mini on Apple Newsstand, and as a PDF for other devices on the magazine’s website: TheFireTheftProject.com.
With 18 pages of dynamic features and revealing insights, Williams calls this “one of [her] favorite interviews ever,” chronicling the songstress’ journey as a masterfully talented lyricist with a seriously winding career path. Continually navigating the balance between driven determination and open-wide surrender, she shares the struggles that propelled her to where she is now, and how she plans to face whatever creative challenges lie ahead. “If I’m meant to do music,” Williams said, “I’ll find a way that inspires me to risk everything and jump off that ledge again.”
- Battling Burnout: Starting her career with a full-throttle mindset, Williams discusses facing her inevitable burnout and how her process has matured to an organic ebb and flow.
- Meeting her Match: What began as room full of writers all penning lyrics for an unknown band, led to connecting with John Paul White, and eventually to The Civil Wars.
- Be True, Be Free: Williams explores the creative freedom gained from giving way to whatever life may bring. “Letting go was a major turning point for me,” Williams said.
ABOUT ‘THE FIRE THEFT PROJECT’
Published by Seed Strategy, The Fire Theft Project is an interview series on the subject of creativity. Each issue shares a conversation with a creative thought leader, going in depth to reveal the courage required to lead a creative life and the process involved in bringing new things to the world. The digital magazine is designed with the modern reader in mind, with an easy-to-scan Q&A format, rich with engaging sidebars and interactive features.
A free subscription is available for iPad and iPad Mini via Apple Newsstand (key search words: The Fire Theft Project) or as a PDF via the magazine’s website.
Discover more at TheFireTheftProject.com.
LINKS TO FREE ISSUE
Interactive version for iPad and iPad Mini (recommended)
PDF version for all devices