Joy Williams is perhaps best know for being one of the members of the country duo The Civil Wars. Despite the group disbanding in 2014, Williams continues to create and release music as a solo artist (I actually think she did that before and during The Civil Wars era).
I stumbled across her single “If You Wanna Go,” – which I don’t believe was released on any album, it’s a stand alone single. Regardless, it’s a beautiful and timeless song.
The piano-driven song features Williams’ soaring vocals as she effortlessly delivers a heartfelt performance. There’s something fragile and real in it that sinks in and grabs at the heart strings. I find the song to be quite refreshing as it delivers a clear perspective to an end of a relationship. It’s a rare song because while the lyrics convey a breakup message, you don’t need to listen to what she says to feel the emotion. It’s all tied together perfectly.