Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop shares his 5th full-length album, 'Westward'. While writing the new record, Josh dealt with bouts of anxiety anddepression triggered by the convergence of first-time parenthood, the deaths of two friends, and of course, a never-ending pandemic. Writing was a form of release, so Hyslop would jump at the sporadic chances to meet up with long-time producer John Raham to record. The lapse in time between these sessions partially explains why some tracks are alt-country or singer-songwriter in style while others explore Appalachian sounds or evoke Irish dirges and American gospel. He explains, “This collection of songs was a stretch for me. I wanted to try my hand at some different styles while still staying true to my voice. Getting to work with John again was a pleasure and was definitely a part of what helped me achieve that goal."
'Westward' is the latest body of work in his extensive catalog that includes his past full-length albums: 'Ash&Stone' , 'Where The Mountain Meets the Valley' , 'In Deepest Blue' , and 'Echos' . Hyslop has accumulated over 300 million streams worldwide and has carved out an impressive diehard fanbase with praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Earmilk, NPR, Exclaim!, and many more.
Listen here to Joshua Hyslop's new album 'Westward'