The Civil Wars’ New Video Signals an Uneasy Truce

John Paul White and Joy Williams of the Civil Wars abruptly stopped touring last November, so it’s been a while since fans have heard from them. “The One That Got Away” from their upcoming second album signals a return, but it won’t do much to stem curiosity about what led to the duo’s “internal discord.”

Distant-feeling and with the singers not even looking each other in the eye, the unnerving video captures in-studio footage of the bitter ballad taking shape. The duo’s self-titled sophomore album arrives on Aug. 6. Check out the Civil Wars’ “The One That Got Away.”