NEW MUSIC: ‘Blood Drive’ by Joshua Burnside

Joshua Burnside brings us the second single from his debut album ‘Ephrata.’ ‘Blood Drive’ is set in an apocalyptic world and follows two people who represent Orwellian power-hungry characters. Although the music is soft and comforting like Jose Gonzalez, the story within the lyrics, perhaps a warning, is stark and terrifying.

Burnside’s fingerpicking style is both rich and sparse, combining well with the melody and avant-folk style. He uses layered vocal harmonies and simple recording effects like delays to add extra depth. This prevents the song from becoming the classic singer-songwriter routine. As a result, it’s a stunning piece of work that’ll have you reaching for the repeat button. Of course, the album follows suit.

You can pre-order Joshua Burnside’s debut album here.

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