Love and the complications surrounding it have long proven to be Joshua Radin's songwriting forte. Though he never intended to be a live performer, there was little choice when the first song he ever wrote, "Winter," was featured on an episode of "Scrubs." The resulting fervor around the song soon led to a record deal. Over the last decade, Radin's toured the world countless times, sold ¾ of a million records and topped the iTunes charts. Joshua earned raves from Rolling Stone, performed on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, Ellen, The Today Show and played at Ellen DeGeneres' wedding at her personal request. He has had his songs featured in more than 150 different films, commercials, and TV shows.
Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is releasing his new album The Ghost And The Wall, on July 23rd via Nettwerk.
Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, Dawes), the gold-selling singer-songwriter’s ninth studio album explores the walls we build to protect ourselves against sadness and pain, especially this past year. From the lilting vocals of "Better Life," which details an immigrant's journey, to the folksy picking of "Make It Easy" about the relentless search for love, Radin wrestles with the sense of longing and alienation that haunted us this year, producing an album during quarantine without ever seeing his producer face-to-face. "It's a theme I'm fixated on," he explains. "I'm trying to heal myself and others in the process."
Radin has affected countless listeners with his palpable transparency, landing north of 150 film, television, and commercial syncs, including being personally handpicked by First Ladies Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden for a campaign in support of the troops. He also remains a committed philanthropist, supporting charities like Little Kids Rock and North Shore Animal League America (NSALA), among others.
In the end, Radin finds a way to heal once again on The Ghost And The Wall. “I have to get these songs out of my head, or I’ll go crazy,” he leaves off. “When I’m touring, it’s a symbiotic relationship between me and the audience. I focus on the weaknesses I have, sing about them, and I’m renewed. Hopefully, others feel the same.”