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Joshua Worden is a solo artist and producer based in Atlanta, GA, whose music is an original blend of R&B, jazz, and indie pop with electronic production. The mood is downtempo; the slow burn. Inspired by artists such as Frank Ocean, Raphael Saadiq and James Blake, his music and lyrics, though accessible, veer heavily towards introspective and atypical territory. Joshua is a trained musician (in jazz guitar) and, as a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, he writes, arranges and produces all of his own material.
Says Joshua: "I love music and genuinely believe that it is my path. I feel that music, more than any other pursuit, is the way that I can give back to the world."
Joshua released his debut EP, "The Withered Tree" in July of 2012, and his first full-length album, the daring and vulnerable "Always This", in June 2013. Worden's live band consists of himself (vocals, keys, guitar, synth, samples) and Will Montgomery (drums, vocals, samples).
"Marrow is an intimate, impossibly soulful and harmonic ballad that will bounce around your ears with slow and purposeful fury." - No Fillers
"The unabashedly vulnerable lyrics, subtle instrumentation and interweaving of voices slowly but surely lure you in, making for a disarming listen." - Indies and the Underground
"There is something about a multi-instrumentalist and producer who writes and sings their own songs that screams impressive." - Speaker Creatures
"Worden’s lyrical capabilities are among the strongest I’ve seen in a long time, being able to write from a personal place yet still leave it open for interpretation is a tricky task, and on Always This he did it flawlessly." - WORDKRAPHT
"Marrow has the ability to creep up on you, but in the best way ever." - Indie Shuffle
"Soulful and ethereal, Joshua Worden's music is polished with touches of quiet storm elements." - Examiner
"It only takes 20 seconds of Always This to know that you’re in for a treat." - Under the Gun
"Joshua Worden delivers an air of road worn smoothness to an otherwise new sound." - Copasetix