Song of the Day: Palo Santo – Saint Joshua

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Frank Ocean, Solange and D’Angelo, SAINT JOSHUA‘s second single from his second EP, ‘Palo Santo’ brings an exciting soulful, rhythmic and cinematic sound immersed in rich harmonies.

A multi-layered track, ‘Palo Santo’ is innuendo filled covering love, fear of commitment and the importance of ridding negativity. The 26-year-old South Londoner says of the track who he co-wrote with collaborator Pearse Macintyre (Dua Lipa/ Emily Burns): “Palo Santo is probably my personal favourite. It was the first song written for the project and it was written a day or so after my 26th birthday. For me, I think it speaks to my generation, how cautious we are of people and protective we are of ourselves that we may become too careful and miss out on a good thing.” 

The singer has already racked up impressive online numbers with over 700,000 TikTok likes, over 100,000 YouTube views, 20,000 monthly listeners and over 14,000 followers across all social platforms. The anticipated 2nd EP is an exciting move from his debut EP, Pilot, which produces a diverse range of R&B/Soul sounds with Pop influences which introduces a colourful representation both sonically and visually.

Saint Joshua is no newcomer to music and performing having sang at school and having performed across the country for years learning his craft along with signing label deals. With early experience under his belt, it was only early 2021 during lockdown, armed with new music that Joshua decided it was now or never to re-launch his music to the world. Giving birth to the debut EP ‘Pilot’ along with its single’s I Like (March) which premiered on Wonderland Magazine with features in Rollacoaster and follow ups Love is (May) and Mi Amor (June). To accompany the releases, Joshua created a series of filmed content including an official video and a full acoustic live performance of the EP which was later released as a live EP, Pilot (Acoustic) (August) across all streaming platforms. Joshua’s debut material was met with great support from music and fashion publications, blogs and playlisting whilst building a growing steady international online fanbase.

Here’s your chance to watch the 70s inspired video for Saint Joshua’s ‘Palo Santo’…

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