Canadian Singer-Songwriter Joshua Hyslop Shares Introspective Single “Supposed To Say” Off New Album ‘Evergold’

March 18, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Today, gold-certified Canadian singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares his new single, “Supposed To Say.” The introspective track is the latest offering from his upcoming full-length LP, Evergold (out April 26th), and a departure from the acoustic folk sound he has become known for, adding electronic instrumentation under his hushed vocals.


For his 6th album Evergold, Hyslop wanted the instrumentation to mirror the title’s meaning, embracing electric guitar for the first time and trying to balance classic instruments like mellotron with synths to get this feeling of old and new.” The title, “describes being nostalgic or homesick for something you feel like you’ve experienced but has not yet come into existence,” he notes. “You kind of get a taste of it in your past, but you can’t get there yet—even though it’s under the surface. In Portuguese, it’s called ‘Saudade’. In Welsh, it’s known as ‘Hiraeth’. We didn’t have a word for it in English, but I wanted to come up with one. When something is ‘Evergreen, it’s not always new—but it’s still fresh. There are references to ‘Golden’ days on the album, which is a classic nostalgic idea. So, I combined ‘Evergreen’ and ‘Golden’ as ‘Evergold’.” It was recorded during the fall of 2022 with longtime producer John Raham (Destroyer, Frazey Ford) in Vancouver’s Afterlife Studios.

Evergold follows Hyslop’s 2022 album, Westward, and will feature already released singles, “Pieces,” “Wrong Side Of Town,” “Down The Line,” “The Way You Can,” “One More Day,” and “When We Come Back Down.” Since 2011, Joshua has acutely tuned into emotion with the care of a craftsman and a delicate eye for detail. Thus far, he has generated nearly half-a-billion streams across albums such as Where The Mountain Meets the Valley [2012], In Deepest Blue [2015], Echos [2018], Ash & Stone [2020], and Westward [2022]. In December, his 2016 single, “The Flood,” was certified gold in Canada and The Netherlands. In between records, he logged thousands of miles on the road and incited the applause of American Songwriter, Earmilk, Exclaim!, and NPR, to name a few.

1. Rise
2. Overcome
3. The Way You Can
4. Down The Line
5. When We Come Back Down
6. Pieces
7. Hills
8. One More Day
9. Wrong Side Of Town
10. Supposed To Say