Josh Record

Words by Elizabeth Pollard

Singer songwriter Josh Record came to fame this year with his debut album Pillars. His music is soft and melancholic; a cross between Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Sam Smith. Pillars is a beautifully produced EP full of smooth electronic sounds, influenced heavily by contemporary folk and indie pop.

But it’s not just his music that sounds angelic, Record journeyed to fame by way of volunteer work, activism and even opening up his own home to one of the worst estates in London, the latter of which is not uncommon to the 26 year old from Brixton. Opening his home to the public and gigging from his living room was just another way to unite the community around him as well as creating exposure for his music. In a recent interview with Annie Mac, he told of how his increasing fame wouldn’t stop him performing in his favourite way, this time however, in the homes of some of his fans.

His alternative voice, both musically and spiritually, is what sets Record apart from his contemporary’s. Only a few years in and he’s already making extraordinary waves, I can only image what he has in store for the future.

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