Josh McGovern, from London, writes songs with an arresting blend of poetic lyricism and powerful musicality, daydreaming Americana and haunting folk sensibilities. With his resonating, deep bass vocal, his sound leaves an impression on any listener.
The results are beautifully enticing songs of eerie intimacy as found in his three highly acclaimed singles ‘The Devil Below Me’, ‘Love Left Lost’, and ‘Weight’.
Having grown up listening to artists such as Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, McGovern was drawn to writing deeply moving and easily connectable songs, and by studying the melodic attributes of these luminaries, developed his beautiful style of song writing.
Having built up experience and support, he recorded his singles with Ben Thackeray, who has worked with the likes of Nick Cave and Patti Smith. Along with his band, McGovern recorded the tracks at Retreat Studios, where Nick Cave recorded the majority of his album Skeleton Tree, which Josh describes as “one of my favourite albums”.
Josh McGovern has received early strong support from BBC Introducing. He has sold out headline shows across London and his Brighton hometown, carving out a dedicated following of fans and critics alike, and he looks set to make even more of a statement throughout 2019.
“An accomplished, intriguing new talent” – The Independent
“A breathtakingly unique voice that is absolutely captivating” - Indie Shuffle
“A song that spells enchantment and dreaminess” – Maverick