‘Waiting For You’
January 6th
Likened to a young Ray LaMontagne or Ben Harper, Josh Kumra is rapidly developing a name for himself
as a gutsy and heartfelt performer and songwriter.
You are already familiar with his unmistakable voice - the summer of 2011 saw Wretch 32 re-work one
of Josh’s songs, ‘Don’t Go’, leading to a #1 single and Josh taking to the stages of Glastonbury and V, as
well as performing on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ and Radio One’s Live Lounge. This year Josh toured
consistently, winning fans up and down the country and sharing the stage with some of the brightest
emerging UK talent including Labrinth, Delilah and Gabrielle Aplin, combining this with time in the studio
to pen a brilliant debut album.
‘Waiting For You’ is a suitably accomplished first taster – a song that sees Josh’s exquisitely textured,
husky vocals preside over a choir of gravel-digging gospel and marching blues soul, it is stylistically
evocative of both Gnarls Barkley and of Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Walks', with the beautiful and distinctive
production coming courtesy of the renowned artist Fink. At the heart of it is a gorgeously realized ballad
that injects just the right amount of devotional soul swagger into unmistakably contemporary British
pop, serving as a magnificent first offering of what’s to come from this fast-rising young troubadour.
Josh will be playing at the Union Chapel on December 14th. He will also be opening for Lianne La Havas
on Feb 28th, March 1, 2, 4 2013 plus undertaking some headline shows, full list of dates below:
27-Feb Bristol
28-Feb Cambridge
The Louisiana
The Junction
w/Lianne La Havas
01-Mar Liverpool
02-Mar Edinburgh
04-Mar Glasgow
05-Mar Manchester
06-Mar London
O2 Academy
Queen's Hall
Deaf Institute
The Borderline
w/Lianne La Havas
w/Lianne La Havas
w/Lianne La Havas
Watch the video for ‘Waiting For You’ here:
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