jakub | April 14, 2023

Joshua Radin announces new EP, explores intimacy, bridging divides on deeply personal lead single, “Man Of The Year” – Onstage Magazine.com


‘though the world will tell me so, volume 2’ is out June 23rd via Nettwerk

Radin has just announced a 27-date US tour, which will take him from coast-to-coast this fall. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here
 
To pre-order the new EP, click HERE

Today, with the release of his deeply personal new single “Man Of The Year,’ singer-songwriter Joshua Radin offers the first taste of his upcoming EP ‘though the world will tell me so, volume 2,’ out June 23rd via Nettwerk. Featuring his signature acoustic guitar and gentle vocals, “Man Of The Year” finds Radin exploring his personal struggles with intimacy and vulnerability. “I build walls around myself,” Radin shares, “always terrified of being hurt, making myself too vulnerable, which is I’m sure why the music I write is the exact opposite – I try to create a world in which I want to live.”
 
“I wrote this song for someone who scares me,” Radin adds. “Actually, I write a lot of songs for the very few people in my life who scare me in some way, the ones who I feel could hurt me. I was thinking this might be a song that could find its way on to the radio, calling out to her through speakers, letting her know that I won’t run away from her anymore, that I’m ready to be the best version of myself.”

The follow up to ‘though the world will tell me so, volume 1,’ the breathtaking collection of songs featured on Radin’s upcoming EP were inspired by his time on the road in 2022. Rather than wait for inspiration to strike, Radin seeks it out wherever possible. To that end, in the fall of 2022, he left his material existence in the rearview, grabbed a backpack, packed his guitar, picked up a pen and a pad, and sought new stories to tell. “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.”
 
He’s certainly earned this season. Back in 2004, Joshua emerged 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 even 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, as well as performances on The Tonight ShowJimmy 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 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, Imogen Heap, and The Script. 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,” and “Here, Right Now,” to name a few.

‘though the world will tell me so’ follows the release of Radin’s latest full-length album ‘The Ghost and The Wall,’ which came out in 2021 to widespread acclaim. Parade hailed the single “Goodbye” as “breathy, gorgeous and intimate,” and American Songwriter promised, “A more beautiful set of ballads would be hard to come by.” Riff Magazine rated it “9-out-of-10,” while No Depression assured, “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.”
 
Leaving his life behind and traveling with nothing more than the essentials (and enough tools to be creative), Radin recorded the new material in places such as Stockholm, Paris, and Lisbon. Tracks from volume 1 like the softly anthemic “I’m Just Different,” piano-laden “Broken,” and “Running from the Dawn” instantly reacted with audiences, as the EP generated over 2 million Spotify streams and counting. On its heels, the full picture came into focus with the follow-up ‘though the world will tell me so, volume two.’ Gems he’s learned as of late glisten at the heart of the five-track EP. Essentially penned in the track order, the momentum moves forward in tandem with these realizations.
 
“Throughout the album, I’d say the common thread is this,” he elaborates. “For my entire life, I’ve felt like the world was telling me something which I didn’t necessarily agree with. I’ve always thought about how to do things a bit differently, whether it’s the way I wrote, recorded, or released this album or the way I’ve been living my life, it’s somewhat of a rebellion against the way the world says these things are supposed to be or happen.”
 
“We’re always being told different things depending on which country we’re in and what corporation is in control,” he notes. “Every time the world’s telling me something it depends on which region I’m in. So the more regions I travel to, the more different experiences I’m going to have. I’ve realized my soul is aided by hopping on a different train and not knowing the destination. Every day is like a clean slate. I just know my purpose is to step on stage and try to make people feel. When fans come to my concerts, they don’t come to dance or party; they come to feel something. I write songs to connect with the rest of the world.”
 
Radin is currently in the midst of a European tour, and has just announced a 27-date US tour, which will take him from coast-to-coast this fall. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.joshuaradin.com/

Joshua Radin – US Tour Dates
Friday, September 8th – Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX*
Saturday, September 9th – The 04 Center – Austin, TX*
Sunday, September 10th – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX*
Tuesday, September 12th – The Saturn – Birmingham, AL*
Wednesday, September 13th – Franklin Theater – Franklin, TN*
Thursday, September 14th – Franklin Theater – Franklin, TN*
Friday, September 15th – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA*
Saturday, September 16th – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA*
Sunday, September 17th – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC*
Tuesday, September 19th – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA*
Wednesday, September 20th – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA*
Friday, September 22nd – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY*
Saturday, September 23rd – The Center For The Arts – Natick, MA*
Sunday, September 24th – The Kate – Old Saybrook, CT
Tuesday, September 26th – The Supper Club – Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, September 27th – The Great Hall – Toronto, ON
Thursday, September 28th – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, September 29th – Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 30th – Cedar Cultural Center – St. Paul, MN
Sunday, October 1st – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Tuesday, October 3rd – Washington’s Foco – Fort Collins, CO
Wednesday, October 4th – The Bluebird – Denver, CO
Friday, October 6th – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ
Saturday, October 7th – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 10th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, October 11th – The Sofia – Sacramento, CA
Friday, October 13th – The Aladdin – Portland, OR
 
* with Maddie Poppe

‘though the world will tell me so, volume 2’ by Joshua Radin
1. Over The City
2. This One’s For
3. Don’t Give Up On Me
4. Neverland
5. Man Of The Year

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