Songs from Joel's debut full length album, ‘The Nature of Us,’ went on to win national songwriting awards and prompted The Huffington Post to name him a songwriter to watch. Described as “the sonic lovechild of John Legend and The Tallest Man On Earth,” his songs combine folk and R&B to great effect; and beyond the style of the music, Artist Review wrote: “This music is soul therapy. It takes us within and shines our own light back at us.”
With a growing, loyal fanbase in his corner, Joel and his fans most recently crowdfunded $33,000 to bring a second full-length album to life. The new album, produced by Jon Joseph, is set to release in the Fall of 2019.
Lyrics:I see right through when youre blowing that smoke Make me feel high but youre stunting my growth Telling me to hang my hat on some new promise I dont wanna live like that, can we be honest Give it to me straight now Let me feel the burn of the truth Youre feeding me the same lines Like Ill never ask for the proof A little less than crystal clear I know Im a mess, forgive my fears But why you gotta be so insincere Now youre talking smooth just to keep your control Taking my silver pretending its gold And even though it tastes so good to sugar coat it All you do is make me crash and break my focus You should know better Living off that short term pleasure Never works out in the end Never works out in the end
Lyrics:I saw a glimpse of glory Something I knew before Right now I cant remember What I was hoping for Then came a moving picture Pulling the wool again Ill show you what youre missing Its just around the bend Dont look back, look back Everybody else in a Cadillac Im too young to die, far too young to die Dont look back, look back Living on the edge of a heart attack Im too you to to die, far too young to die But Ive been wasting time Some days I see so clearly I need a change of scene You make a brand new promise Telling me what to be Hes got a fancy t-shirt Shes got a real good smile Im still the same old creature Guess I could stay a while
Lyrics:Dont wanna second guess Or make a mess of this I never know just what I need You come and make it clear What to love and what to fear You make it easy to be free See you lying next to me And Im collecting memories So good theyll never leave my brain This could be better than I ever dreamed Dont wanna understand The purpose or the circumstance Im lucky just to know your name And this could be better than I ever dreamed Im lost but on my way In love and out of place Old plans arent making sense to me Something about your mind It keeps me out of mine I tend to take myself too seriously
Lyrics:How ya doing, hard to tell Kind of tired and overwhelmed Wide awake and in my head Making friends with fear again Keeping up and stressing out Baby dont believe the doubt Its what you tell me every night Take your time And its helping me to Slow down, take it in stride Took another fall but I feel alright I know now, youre the right type Keeping me loose in a world wound tight Lets slow down, slow down Hurry, hurry make a move Take a call and shine your shoes Got a lot but need some more Make your money troubadour Worry worry let me be Let me go and give me peace Rest is just a word away I need a voice to calm the waves Telling me to Slow down take it in stride Took another hit but I feel alright I know now, youre the right type Keeping me loose in a world wound tight Lets slow down, slow down
Lyrics:I heard some things to make me think I shouldnt care for you But talk is cheap Especially when we only care for half the truth And I dont know what youve been through Dont know what youve been through Scared to hear your point of view I dont know what youve been through Ive seen the signs in black and white and on the screen But eyes can lie When the movie in your mind is an us vs. them routine And I dont know what youve been through Dont know what youve been through Scared to see myself in you I dont know what youve been through Itll never be my place to judge you Forgive me for the times I do I dont know what youve been through I dont know what youve been through I dont know what youve been through Dont know what youve been through Scared to love theres no excuse I dont know what youve been through
Lyrics:Happy for a love that felt right No space between us and no reason for goodbye Took a while before the first fight Im a whole different man if you dont take my side And you know exactly what you heard Til I go and redefine the words No I wont break Holding on tight to my pride You say It doesnt seem right That we both feel alone but were drifting away And we wait For someone to move toward the pain Closer now than ever before The problem is now we can hurt even more Couldnt quite believe what you did Cut me deep and I want you to feel it And I know exactly what you said Oh but Im pretending to forget Someones wrong Ill shine the light But roots dont grow from being right I need your love But drink I wont Theres poison in the water So I hope and pray All of our pride fades So we dont feel alone when were in the same place And we wait For someone to move toward the pain
Lyrics:I hurt my brother and I left the family tree But when I tell the story I say that they left me So I wander through a country with no name Hard to know just who you are without somewhere to stay I feel broken Weary of the wars I cant escape Tired of hoping For the promised morning light to break And then I heard you calling out my name Singing do not be afraid, I will be your dwelling place Its a brand new morning and the birds are happy still I keep fighting for my peace and taking pills You come asking me to lay my burdens down Why do I feel safer with my worries and my doubts Running through the gardens to the east of chessman park Chasing rabbits with my son til its too dark And he cant understand the fullness of my love Tell me its the same with my father up above
Lyrics:You kissed my face Smiled on my soul Told me a story too good to grow old Wide open space Joy in my heart In the gardens of Manito park Im homesick most For a place I dont know But I knew before, I knew before Im homesick most For a place I dont know But I knew before, I knew before In the cool of the day Where can I hide Scared of whats broken between you and I Angels and flame Burned in my mind And theres nowhere to rest for the night Try to remember your voice Deep in my mind I have a choice If I could picture the place I am from Would it change who I become
Lyrics:Tell me all about your day All the highs and lows you face I wanna see behind your hopes and fears Even when we say goodnight Im awake with questions I Wanna ask to make your mystery clear Oh my heart is aching but I finally found a cure If youre a breaking wave maybe I could be the shore Id give up all my dreams if you would tell me yours Oh it hurts me It hurts me not to know you more Quick as I can make my vow Taking you for granted now Treat you like I know just what youll say But even after all this time Theres a whole world left to find And I would be a fool to walk away Staring at the stars and I keep finding more Breaking through the darkness shining brighter than before Youre norther lights I keep on chasing Youre an ever-changing wonder to explore
Lyrics:Tired of the trying Though it seems I am well Ive been a liar Now its hard to be myself Change all of my surroundings just so it feels like Im in control Come make me young again I wont pretend Ive got it all together Cant help but wonder when I got the sense that faking would be better Too much to lose Come take it all away Truth is Im scared to see inside of me Come break my heart and shape it Make me into something pure You take it easy And to trust is your gold Health is a mystery Until a sickness gets bold Change all of my surroundings just so it feels like Im in control When I was younger my hands would shake And my cheeks turned red when I lied You saw right through it and pulled me close in your arms Said theres nothing to hide Make me into something pure
Lyrics:Hearts like leaves they float along Where oh where do they belong Hearts like leaves they float around Will they ever find the ground Tired of winds that change my ways Wont you give our hearts some weight Wont you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places Hearts like leaves, theyre to and fro Hard to know where they will go Arent you tired of floating on Floating til your time is gone Tired of winds that change my ways Wont you give our hearts some weight Wont you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places When the winds have changed my way Wont you give our hearts some weight Wont you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places
Lyrics:Like the sunshine after days of gray Or the freckle I just found on your face Like fire when we lose our light Or the days I dont get your kiss at night I know more than ever now I need you oh I need you Yes I know more than ever now I need you everyday Wisdom when I lose my way Youre the magic in all of this mundane Steady though my hands will shake Youre the mercy in all of my mistakes
Lyrics:People stop and stare But youre a captive here Would you change it, change if you knew Beautiful to me But dying underneath I can tell cause I feel it too Geranium Theres no room to grow and Im set in my ways Geranium You and me both are so out of place Reaching for the sun Wishing you could run To the places you think you should be Never gonna know If youre putting on a show Are you honest, honest with me Praying for rain with no clouds in the sky Keeping the faith but my roots have gone dry So bring me a storm that could take me away Or give me a reason to say
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