Published Sep 03, 2015West Coast singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop recently announced plans for a new LP, and Exclaim! is giving you the first listen to the opening track "The Flood" before In Deepest Blue officially washes ashore.
The new record follows up Hyslop's 2012 debut Where the Mountain Meets the Valley and last year's Living and Dying EP, and we've since hear the single "Let It Go." Now, he's giving fans a bit more insight into his current musical mindset with "The Flood."
"There's this idea of really messing up, feeling bad about the mistakes you've made, and hoping you can be forgiven," Hyslop said in a statement. "Underneath it all what unites everybody is that hope. More specifically, it's hope in humanity, forgiveness, and love. It's the blood we all share. I think it's something everybody can identify with."
Gently plucked strings, soft percussion and Hyslop's earnest, emotive vocals deliver a song that's kind on the ears but lyrically convey much darker imagery. Pouring rains and howling winds have never sounded so sweet, and you can scroll past Hyslop's upcoming tour dates to hear the new track for yourself.
In Deepest Blue arrives on October 23 via Nettwerk Records.
09/26 St. Albert, AB - Arden Theatre *
09/28 Calgary, AB - Theatre Junction Grand *
09/29 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre *
09/30 Regina, SK - The Exchange *
10/01 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre *
* with Ron Sexsmith