Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Joshua James: The Sun Is Always Brighter

Joshua James
The Sun Is Always Brighter
Intelligent Noise Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Joshua James debut album The Sun Is Always Brighter is another example of the strong singer/songwriter types that don't get the airplay they deserve. His subject matter is deep from the war in Iraq, a song about his younger brother's drug addiction and even the Holocaust but his delivery is effortless and appealing. He has already opened for the likes of David Gray and John Mayer, which his style fits right in and his songs could easily find their way onto television or radio with their memorable choruses and Joshua's soft but direct vocals.

Key Track: "The New Love Song"

Band With Similar Fire: Bon Iver

Official Joshua James Website
Joshua James MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony