Josiah Johnson

Josiah Johnson

credit: Ben Fee

Josiah Johnson – a former and founding member of the Billboard chart-topping band The Head and the Heart - has begun a new musical journey in 2020. Like many before him in need of recovery and self-love, Johnson has learned to cope with ghoulish feelings of self-doubt and he does so with new collaborative tools and creative blueprints in tow, buoyed by a single idea: no matter what happens, the world will still turn and you’re still here. This sentiment permeates through his thoughtful, uplifting first single for ANTI- Records, “World’s Not Gonna End.”

“I know you’re more than capable,” Johnson sings on the single, “I know you’re more than capable. It hurts but you can grow large enough to allow it all.” In an age when so many feel resolute anger and pain, this warmly delivered, poignant chorus of personal rebirth and renewed possibility is paramount.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Sync/Music Supervisors

Genre: Folk
Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: Oakland, CA