Joshua Radin new album ‘The Ghost And The Wall', out today
23 July 2021
Joshua Radin Announces 33-Date, Coast-To-Coast US Tour On The Heels Of New Album ‘The Ghost And The Wall,’ Out Today
On the heels of the release his new album ‘The Ghost And The Wall,’ out today via Nettwerk, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin is pleased to announce a 33-date, coast-to-coast US tour, spanning early 2022. Kicking off in Dallas, TX on January 13th before heading west and circling the US, the winter tour will be the first opportunity for most fans to hear Radin perform material from his “sweetly soothing and intimate” new album, which was written and recorded during quarantine (Parade Magazine). “There was no pressure and no timeline,” Radin recalls. “I’ve never done anything like this.”
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 “wistful and lovely” “Goodbye,” about the impulse we have to shield ourselves from intimacy and vulnerability, Radin wrestles with the sense of longing and alienation that haunted us this year, producing the album 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."
With more than 1-billion streams and 1-million records sold, Radin still views songwriting as a healing force, where acoustic eloquence and dyed-in-the-wool Americana storytelling is capable of soothing the roughest of seas. His earnestness and transparency have earned comparisons to artists like Elliot Smith and Paul Simon, where "poignant, refreshingly frank lyrics" lead to catharsis and eye-opening realizations (Rolling Stone). He's sold out shows on four continents, performed with artists like Ed Sheeran and Sheryl Crow, and earned super-fans like Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him to perform at her wedding.
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.”
Radin will perform select concerts this summer and fall to celebrate the release of ‘The Ghost And The Wall,’ including a performance at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY on Saturday, August 7th. For more information visit https://www.joshuaradin.com/.