Authentic, heartfelt Sunshine Coast- based singer/songwriter Lovegrove releases his EP ‘Season’. The EP is a follow up to his two releases of 2020 The Landing and Need To Be Loved. ‘Season’ showcases Lovegrove’s versatility as an artist and songwriter. His honest approach to storytelling combined with his soulful vocals solidify Lovegrove as an exciting Australian artist on the scene.
“‘Season’ is the most honest collection of songs that I have had the opportunity to create so far. Heartbreak is a powerful catalyst for art, and as I set off to create this record, I was hit with it like an anvil. The songs on this EP were written over a twelve month period, two of which were born in the first recording block at Apple St Studio with Ben Rodgers and Darren Percival. Having spent time and space in the beauty of Kangaroo Valley to sit with all of the heartache, this project became my catharsis. Down to the way we approached the recording, the intention was to stay true to the emotion wrapped up in the songs. Letting go of the details, and finding comfortability in the surrender. Even just the idea of being witnessed in the rawness was terrifying, but once the dust settled, I found freedom.” – Josh Lovegrove
The EP features the work of talented producer Ben Rodgers (Jimmy Barnes, Cold Chisel, Guy Sebastian, Diesel) as well as a track co written with Darren Percival. The record speaks of the journey of heartbreak with passion, hurt and ultimately, landing at acceptance with the reclamation of self-power. Lovegrove is an undeniable storyteller. The focus track Hurting Like This tells a story of giving your all to a relationship and knowing you did all you could. Surrendering to the process but knowing the relationship is too volatile to continue. Surrender is something that ‘Season’ calls the listener to do. Surrender to vulnerability, to ourselves, to the highs and lows and know it’s all part of the journey. Carefully crafted with keys, percussion, subtle synths and Lovegrove’s powerful, smooth vocals it transports the listener to a space of self-reclamation and acceptance.
An experienced singer, songwriter and live looping artist, Josh Lovegrove has a profound ability to bring his audience into the present moment and crack open their minds and hearts.Through his music, Josh quickly brings a sense of community to crowds and connection amongst strangers. With a passion for storytelling and creating intimate performance spaces, Josh’s stage show is complemented by his extensive looping setup to create a tantalising soundscape of groove, musicality and harmony supporting his unmistakable vocal styling that crosses the boundaries of all genre. Josh is well recognised within the Australian East Coast music scene and has performed shows all around Australia. A traveller at heart, Josh has journeyed from Cairns to Melbourne and Alice Springs to Adelaide sharing his art. He has performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony 2018, Tamworth Country Music Festival (NSW), Desert Harmony Festival (NT), Soundz and boomz (NZ) and countless other performance spaces. He has worked alongside renowned artists like Darren Percival, Tay Oskee and Hailey Calvert and now travels worldwide sharing his art.
You can download/stream ‘Season’ Now on all streaming services.
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