Joseph Arthur (self-portrait)
Once upon a time, Joseph Arthur was one of my favourite artists, right up there with Ryan Adams. But then, something happened. I don’t know what it was, and I’m not pointing any fingers here… after all, it might just have been the case that we were growing apart. People do that, you know, and it sucks when it happens… but it does. It’s not anyone’s fault. It just is.
So Joseph and I parted ways… although I always eagerly awaited new releases from him, hoping that something, anything would rekindle that feeling that we once had.
But releases after releases came, and nothing connected.
That is, until I finally heard the “Temporary People” single today. It’s the first thing I’ve heard from Joseph Arthur that I’ve liked in… well, a long time. And damn. What a way to come back man.
Pull up a chair, let’s crack open a beer like old times. Good to have you back.
Listen. Love. Support.
Listen: Joseph Arthur – Temporary People
“Temporary People”, Joseph Arthur’s seventh full-length studio album (and second with backing band The Lonely Astronauts) is slated for release September 30. Guess who’ll get a copy?