JOSHY SOUL, “New Lover”
With a high energy level and a passion for style, “New Lover” by SoCal R&B/pop artist Joshy Soul is going to catch you off guard. The singer/songwriter’s flair for sounding like Prince and David Bowie circa 1982 is daring, exciting and enthralling. You won’t be able to escape from “New Lover” at first listen with its funky discourse about personal mental health. It’s a song that somehow has mastered a whole bunch of stylistic tricks and has gathered them all together in one precise package. Joshy Soul has a terrific voice, though the song might be able 30 seconds too long for what it has to say. A roller skater who also has a penchant for fashion and went to college with people like Phoebe Bridgers and Tori Kelly, Joshy Soul is supposed to be the real deal in live performance, with a new EP on the way, and he’s playing select dates across the USA over the next few months, including SXSW, Nashville, and New York City. “New Lover” is a striking introduction, and expect to hear much more about Joshy Soul in the coming months.