“…his ear for a compelling melody seems to be pretty much limitless… It’s rare to encounter performers and their work when it is so obvious that the central figure is hanging with every word and note..." David Shouse, Indie Music Reviews
Josh Birdsong has crafted a sonic signature inherently his own. A Detroit native currently based in Nashville, Josh intertwines the influences of innovative artists such as The Police, The Smiths, and Death Cab for Cutie with the ambient textures of Tycho and Washed Out. His sophomore EP, “Where the Light Bends”, was recorded in Nashville by producer Stephen Leiweke, who has worked on projects with acclaimed artists including Ingrid Michaelson and Jars of Clay. “Where the Light Bends” captures the range of Josh’s arch-typical songwriting style and his guitar playing from edge to ethereal.
This six song EP opens with the dynamic “Complex Context”, and moves to the slow inertial build of “The Sound Beneath the Static”. “Cloud 8” captivates with its melodic grooves, while “Too Much to Hold” highlights Josh’s lyrical ability to create a subdued ballad that builds. Finally, the EP culminates with “Arctic Desert”, which focuses on the climax of Birdsong’s sampled feeling guitars, and resolves with the title track, “Where the Light Bends”, which underscores the undercurrent of soul-felt songwriting threaded throughout atmospheres of ambient production.
Josh’s debut EP, “Simple Geometry”, also produced by Leiweke, was spun on over 100 radio stations nationwide and noted him as one of “Nashville’s most talented songwriters, an all-around icon in the making, capable of excelling musically and lyrically.” He is a winner of the 2015 International Songwriting Competition chosen over 18,500 entrants from 120 different countries, as well as an Indie International Songwriting Competition winner
“Where the Light Bends” captures the broad paint strokes of Josh Birdsong’s visual soundscapes, detailed with the poignant insight of his lyrics.