Josiah Johnson, co-founding member of the Billboard chart-topping band The Head and the Heart, has begun a new musical journey in 2020. 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.
That mantra inspired the refrain on the acclaimed songwriters’ debut single on ANTI- Records, “World’s Not Gonna End.” Like many before him in need of recovery, through self-love, Johnson has learned to cope with ghoulish feelings of self-doubt. This sentiment permeates his forthcoming set of thoughtful, uplifting songs.
“I know you’re more than capable,” Johnson sings, “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.
“False Alarms” is Josiah’s second single out now on ANTI- listen to it HERE.
“There were a few big relationships there in the writing of ‘False Alarms,’ but most present on my mind was my friendship with Jon [Russell, of The Head And The Heart],” Johnson explains.
“There are waves and waves of love, of creative force, of spark and hard work creating the whole journey; we’re light years from where we met now. I was (and still am) learning to accept how we sometimes have to feel the sting of loss in order to be willing to learn the rough lessons and do the hard work. And I’m thankful to be here now.”