Josh Rouse To Release New Album
Love in the Modern Age
Out April 13 via Yep Roc Records
Inspired By The Blue Nile, The Style Council, Prefab Sprout and Roxy Music
"Businessman" Premieres at Forbes
Singer-songwriter Josh Rouse will release his new album Love in the Modern Age on April 13, 2018 via Yep Roc Records. Forbes premieres the 80's inspired single "Businessman" with an exclusive interview and calls the album "a sterling collection that is joyous, upbeat and, most importantly, feels completely authentic. There is no retro gimmick to Love in the Modern Age. This is a masterful storyteller celebrating the nostalgia of his youth with his own feel."
Similar to his work on his album 1972 where he captured the aesthetics of a specific moment in time, Josh’s new album Love in the Modern Age takes inspiration from the sound and production of early 1980's releases by The Blue Nile, The Style Council and Prefab Sprout. Also serving as inspiration were Roxy Music’s Avalon, Leonard Cohen's Various Positions and I'm Your Man. Non-ironic touches like sax, handclaps, reverbed guitar, backing vocals and keyboards give the moody but infectious songs a New Romantic flair.
Josh Rouse has solidified his status as one of his generation's most acclaimed songwriters in both the US and Europe, where he's lived on and off since 2004. Spending the better part of a year touring behind his critically acclaimed eleventh album, The Embers of Time, Rouse was ready for a change. "Coming off such a heavy record, I wanted to try something different," he explains. "I wanted to explore new sounds and write with a fresh backdrop." Trading in his trusty acoustic guitar for a synthesizer, Love in the Modern Age still bears Rouse's distinct fingerprints even as it pushes his limits and forges a bold new chapter more than twenty years into his celebrated career.
Late last year, Rouse released the title track, "Love in the Modern Age" and Official Video as part of his Pledgemusic Campaign. Listen to the track and watch his epic campaign video at https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/loveinthemodernage. Second single "Businessman" is also available today as an instant grat track.
Album available for pre-order here: https://lnk.to/joshrouse
Josh Rouse will kick off his tour in the UK in April, followed by North America in May.
May 9 - Washington, D.C. @Union Stage
May 12 - Cambridge, MA @Club Passim
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA @World Cafe Live
May 15 - Toronto, ON @Horseshoe Tavern
May 16 - Ferndale, MI @The Magic Bag
May 17 - Evanston, IL @SPACE
May 19 - Minneapolis, MN @Dakota
May 20 - Milwaukee, WI @The Back Room @Colectivo
May 24 - Nashville, TN @3rd & Lindsley
May 25 - Atlanta, GA @Terminal West
Click HERE for a full list of UK/North American dates.