Prince Josh announces debut album ‘The Joy’ with titular single
‘The Joy’ LP released 6th March 2020
Canadian producer, songwriter and DJ Prince Josh has worn many masks, as Healings, Little Girls and one half of electronic pop duo Prince Innocence. His new single ‘The Joy’ is his second release under the name Prince Josh and comes alongside the announcement of his debut LP.
Having produced for the likes of Cold Specks and LA Timpa, Josh has an impressive track record – scoring the feature length film ‘A Kid from Somewhere’ and documentaries on artists Virgil Abloh and Tau Lewis as well as creating original music for VICE and others.
In Prince Innocence, Josh has shared the stage with MØ, Jamie XX, Mac Demarco, How To Dress Well and Homeshake, their EP ‘Blue Star’ released in 2019 received praise from Gorilla Vs Bear, V Magazine, i-D and Jalouse Magazine to name a few.
Now turning his skill to his solo material, Prince Josh carves a trademark sound combining elements of house, downtempo and global club sounds. ‘The Joy’ LP represents his vast musical palate whilst maintaining a singular sonic vision.
Written in the winter of 2017, titular single ‘The Joy’ was born to exist on the dancefloor and in headphones. “I was trying to make a song that captured a very specific feeling. The feeling you get when everything, for a split second, is perfect. Whether it’s the beginning of a night out with friends or that moment on the dance floor when the music is perfect and nothing else matters,” explains Josh.
It captures joy through its dizzying blend of euphoric synths and downtempo Jungle inspired drumbeats: “I wanted to make a song to soundtrack the ride home after a night out. Whether you’re taking the subway, riding the bus or in the back of an Uber, a song that sounded like the end of a perfect night.”
Following on from playful cut ‘Boo!’, ‘The Joy’is a preview of Prince Josh’s dynamism and mastery within dance music and its subcultures.
‘The Joy’ is available on all online platforms from 17th January, ‘The Joy’ LP will be released on 6th March via Hand Drawn Dracula.