JOSHUA RADIN LEAVES HIS MATERIAL EXISTENCE BEHIND ON NEW EP, ‘THOUGH THE WORLD WILL TELL ME SO, VOLUME ONE’
October 21, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joshua Radin will release his new EP, though the world will tell me so, volume one on January 13th. The collection is comprised of five emotionally raw songs that speak to an eternal wanderlust and reliance on the ebb and flow of the environment around him. With this news, he shares the piano-driven ballad “Broken.” Listen HERE.
Of the new single, Radin admits, “For a long time, I’ve gone in and out of feeling like I’m broken in some way. That the world wants certain things and I keep thinking, these are not things I want. It can be truly frustrating at times.”
Rather than wait for inspiration to strike, Joshua Radin will seek it out wherever possible. His search for inspiration led him to hit the road in 2022. He left his material existence in the rearview, selling his Los Angeles home and grabbing a backpack, his guitar, and a pen and a pad in search of new stories to tell. Those stories comprise though the world will tell me so, volume one. The music encodes a reminder to recognize even though the world may suggest one thing, you’ll still feel however you feel—and that’s okay.
“I felt like I was going to live the life of a kid on a gap year after high school,” he smiles. “However, it has helped my writing and my soul. I feel so much freer.”
Joshua Radin emerged in 2004 as an empathetic, engaging, and often enthralling troubadour. Over the years, he’s tallied north of 1 billion streams, moved 1 million-plus albums worldwide, and scored a gold certification for the single “I’d Rather Be With You.” His music has appeared in over 200 films, television series, and commercials. In addition to multiple showstopping appearances on Ellen (who also enlisted him to perform at her wedding) and Today Show, and performances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and Conan, he contributed “Brand New Day” to a commercial in support of the troops at the request of First Ladies Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. He’s played to sold out crowds around the globe and shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos and more. Not to mention, he’s a staunch philanthropist who supports Little Kids Rock and North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), among others. Thus far his catalog consists of nine full-length offerings highlighted by fan favorites such as We Were Here, Simple Times, Underwater, Wax Wings, Here, Right Now, and his most recent full length offering, The Ghost and The Wall.
The Ghost and The Wall was released in 2021 to critical acclaim. No Depression said, “As long as Radin remains this honest and the melodies this sweet, there’s every reason to believe he’ll have enough to say for his next 15 years in the business,” while American Songwriter proclaimed, “A more beautiful set of ballads would be hard to come by,” and Glide added, “you are immediately hit with the power and poignancy of Joshua’s atmospheric indie folk…with a kind of lived-in depth and wisdom that lingers long after listening.”
Stay tuned from more news and music from Joshua Radin.