INDIE SISTER TRIO, JOSEPH, RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE SUN”
INDIE POP SISTER TRIO, RELEASE NEW SINGLE “THE SUN”
AN ANTHEM ABOUT EMPOWERMENT, WALKING AWAY FROM FEELING SMALL, AND ASKING THE QUESTION “WHAT IF I’M MORE” LISTEN HERE/ WATCH MUSIC VIDEOHERE
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED LONDON HEADLINE SHOW AT BUSH HALL ON APRIL 24THAND SOLD-OUT ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW AS SPECIAL GUESTS TO JAMES BAYON APRIL 26TH
NEW ALBUM ‘THE SUN’ FOLLOWS ON APRIL 28TH – PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE HERE
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“As always with the group, band synergy is one thing, but harmonies between sisters like those offered here just can’t be faked. “Nervous System” kicks off the new era for Joseph with a bright, empowering spark.” – Consequence
“That’s a song that’s going to help a lot of people. It’s a smash” –Zane Lowe
Soul-searching lyrics are elevated by gorgeous vocals and unique harmonies throughout Paste Magazine
“The Closner sisters sing beautifully, sure, but they share their voices in the service of songs about fearlessness, commitment and the pursuit of a life fully lived”– NPR Music
Today, indie pop trio JOSEPH release an empowering new anthem “The Sun,” the second single and title track from their upcoming album The Sun (April 28, ATO Records). The new single is released alongside a music video, and tells the story of walking away from a relationship that makes you feel small, and realizing you are more than you think you are. Listen HERE.Watch the official video HERE.
“The Sun” is released on the heels of “Nervous System,” (watch the official video here) the band’s first single from the upcoming album that has already surpassed 1.5 million streams, and been featured on Apple’s New Music Daily and Morning Coffee, Spotify’s All New Indie and Just Good Music, Amazon’s Fresh Indie, and many more. In addition to a major fast selling US tour this spring and summer, the band recently announced a headline show in London at Bush Hallon April 24th and will also open for friend and collaborator James Bay at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on April 26th. For more information: https://thebandjoseph.com/shows
One of the first songs recorded for The Sun, the album’s shimmering title track served as something of a sonic breakthrough for JOSEPH. The band took a more slowed down, acoustic and serious version of the song out on the road, testing it for audiences while on tour with The Shins. When it came time to lay down the track, with the help of longtime producer Leggy Langdon, the song took on a more buoyant, summery and well, sunny, disposition.
Inspired by Meegan’s experience in working through the lessons of a past relationship, “The Sun” now centers on a lush arrangement of galvanizing rhythms, radiant piano tones, and gorgeously euphoric harmonies—all of which lend a profoundly triumphant spirit to the song’s statement of self-celebration (“I thought I was the light switch you turned on/But I was the Sun”).
Says Meegan, “Many times I have found myself in a position where I’m stuck in cycles of negative self-talk. Times when I have seen myself as bad and struggle seeing any other possible truth. This song is my higher self speaking to that me. It’s me reminding myself that I am more than I think I am.”
That shift toward a more joyful and resplendent presentation perfectly mirrors The Sun’s underlying narrative. “The whole album is a sort of thinking through of the story that you tell about yourself, to yourself,” says Natalie Closner, “It’s about looking at whatever is diminishing you or making you believe in these limitations you’ve put on yourself, and then finally asking, ‘What if I’m more than that?’”