Canadian Singer-Songwriter Joshua Hyslop Shares New Album ‘Evergold’; Announces Fall Tour

April 26, 2024 BY Bailey Vigliaturo

Today, gold-certified Canadian singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares his new full-length LP, Evergold. The record takes the bittersweet bliss of nostalgia and turns it into pensive, poetic, and powerful reflections from the Victoria-based singer and songwriter.

For his 6th albumHyslop 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, “Supposed To Say,” “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.

In addition to his first-ever tour in China in May, Joshua has announced a fall North American tour in support of Evergold. The tour starts in Seattle on October 4th and will include stops in LA, NYC, Denver, Boston, Phoenix, and more before wrapping in Atlanta on November 3rd.  Tickets are on sale now, and a full list of dates can be found below.

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


10/4    Ballard Homestead              Seattle, WA

10/5    Crystal Hotel                         Portland, OR

10/7    Ivy Room                               Albany, CA,

10/8    The Peppermint Club          West Hollywood, CA

10/9    Valley Bar                              Phoenix, AZ

10/11  Lulu’s Downstairs                 Manitou Springs, CO

10/12  Mercury Café                        Denver, CO

10/15  Turf Club                               St Paul, MN

10/16  The Bur Oak                         Madison, WI

10/17  Robert’s Westside               Forest Park, IL

10/18  20 Front Street                     Lake Orion, MI

10/19  Beachland Ballroom            Cleveland, OH

10/20  Rumba Cafe                         Columbus, OH

10/22  The Music Hall Lounge       Portsmouth, NH

10/24  The 443 Social Club            Syracuse, NY

10/25  Cafe 939                               Boston, MA

10/27  Mercury Lounge                   New York, NY

11/3    Eddie’s Attic                          Decatur, GA