We can tell you that singer/songwriter Josh Record -- yes, he will remind you, that's his real name -- makes his home in Brixton, UK. But Record seems to be most happy on the road, not just touring, but traveling. From New York to Alaska in a converted school bus, trips across Turkey and Norway, mingling and occasionally making music with the locals, from the slums of Nairobi to an abandoned house on an estate in South London. There's a disarmingly open feel to his music, a mix of artful, accessible adult pop shot through with elements of folk and soul, all held together with his tender, understated vocals. After a debut EP last July and excellent single "Bones" -- which we featured last fall -- Record is readying his debut full-length Pillars for a June 2 drop in the U.K. via Virgin. New EP and single "For Your Love," a remake of an early release, has been garnering some solid Brit play thanks in part to a remix from Dot Major (London Grammar) but we're even more taken with the sweet, sweeping "Wonder." Click through for" Pictures In the Dark" and watch the "Bones" and "For Your Love" videos.
Josh Record - "Wonder"
Josh Record - "Pictures In the Dark"