Josh Savage is a young Berlin-based UK songwriter with unparalleled drive and magic in his boots. A wandering star known for playing over 700 shows across 4 continents, he’s racked up over 6m Spotify streams, achieved national and international radio play, supported acts as diverse as, Kodaline, Jack Savoretti, Reverend & the Makers, Roll Deep and Catfish & The Bottlemen and even performed for Dubai’s Royal Family – all without representation, no manager, label or live agent.
A natural songwriter and weather-hardened performer, Josh recently took to the studio in Berlin and emerged with eight new tracks, thus creating sophomore album ‘Another Life’ (set for release Feb 2022).
Expressing himself with a fuller, more upbeat body of work than his previous ‘songwriter’ style, Josh’s self-taught production breathes optimism and colour into his trademark immersive storytelling. Awash with warm multi-layered production, this contemporary enlightened sound is the perfect complement to Josh’s relatable inflections for the current age.
Josh’s debut EP ‘Spaces’ (2014) contained his first streaming hit and crowd favourite ‘Lost in Paris’ which has racked up over 1M organic streams so far, the track was produced by Julian Simmons, whose credits include Ed Sheeran and The Guillemots amongst others. The title track to his second EP ‘Mountains In Hurricanes’ achieved multiple plays on BBC Radio and morphed into a worldwide hit having been remixed by Austrian DJs Wild Culture whose version reported radio plays and shazam tags all over the globe.
Aged 2 months, Josh moved to Paris and spent the first 12 years of his life there, eventually relocating back to Winchester. From his bohemian childhood attending Vivienne Westwood fashion shows and immersing himself in the creativity and culture surrounding him, Josh infused his cross-cultural roots and drew inspiration from this melting pot of backgrounds. He was also deeply inspired by his grandfather’s love of poetry and by the resonance of Keats having written poetry on St Giles Hill where Josh spent much of his time as a teenager.
Despite his considerable trajectory so far, Josh’s career is still in its infancy. Young Fools represents the next step of a consummate artist striding towards his prime. Expect to hear much more about Josh Savage in all the important places in the coming months…