Gathering together his 2018/19 Running Club singles, and building on his earlier independent EP, Josh Gauton released his first complete album in February of this year, trailed by the pre-release of the atmospheric title track ‘O,Peace’. Of this track, Josh says, “It feels like it encapsulates best the journey I’ve been on and the heartbeat of the album.”
To accompany the ‘O, Peace’ single, Josh is putting out a cinematic-style concept video. Shot in Iceland, this feels like the final piece of the artistic puzzle, perfectly complimenting the music and lyrics, using sweeping landscape shots and capturing the writer’s expressive style, emotion and raw edge.
Expectations from Josh’s musically-discerning fans have been high for this album, which features more of his unique sound and intricate writing, as well as a couple of collaborations. The strong lyrical themes are bound to resonate with listeners, and there is plenty of contemplative space, balancing out the more upbeat, driving tracks. ‘O, Peace’ is now available across digital platforms and also in physical form, in some beautifully designed CDs and vinyl. Josh’s creativity is expressed holistically in this project. Every part of it carries his personal fingerprints – from the carefully crafted lyrics and inspiring melodies through to the typically striking cover artwork and his captivating videos and live performances. We can look forward to seeing more of all these elements in 2019 as this album takes his music to new audiences.