Joshua Hyslop To Release Debut Album, 'Where The Mountain Meets The Valley' (July 3); Download "Do Not Let Me Go"

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop will debut his first full-length, Where The Mountain Meets The Valley on Nettwerk Records (May 15 digital, on shelves July 3).

In his early 20s, Hyslop composes beautiful melodies; showcasing his unforgettable vocal harmonies. Inspired by an array of artists - Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Iron & Wine – Hyslop has developed his own kind of artfully-rendered Americana.

In anticipation of the album’s release, Hyslop partnered with Exclaim! to share “Do Not Let Me Go,” a song written in a quasi-conscious state – the words that surface when you think they are your last. After enduring two near-death experiences, the lyrics are wrenching, intimate and redemptive.  To listen to a 1-minute telling by Hyslop, followed by an acoustic performance, watch the video clip above.

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Hyslop persevered and, four months later, returned home with a new perspective on life. He also had the raw material for the eleven songs that would become Where The Mountain Meets The Valley.

"I live in a valley surrounded by mountains," Hyslop explains. "It's beautiful. But it also became a metaphor for the highs and lows of my own life, and how dramatic they can be. In the last year, I've been close to death twice, I've lost 45 pounds, I've been very very low, the worst I've ever been. But, at the same time, I got signed to a record label and I got to travel the world; I saw things that I'd never get to see normally. So, it's been an incredibly up year and an incredibly down year. And that's really the dynamics of life.”

2011’s formative Cold Wind EP precedes Where The Mountain Meets The Valley. The EP received early support from CBC, Earshot Magazine, Penguin Eggs, Exclaim! and others.

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