Josh Long is close to mastering putting pictures into words. Usually complicated to imagine if only relayed to you, aided by his instruments, he is someone else. This is an artist that can create an enchanting tale or fable with the minimal. His latest single is called Tidal Wave.
The atmosphere of the shore is difficult to capture. I reiterate, Josh Long does it with ease. You can feel the sand between your toes, taste the salty air and watch the sun set at the horizon. As you feel the gentle sea breeze sway, you get imbibed in the song. The slight echo to the vocals with the gentle guitar accompaniment is sea salt caramel. The swing is in every moment, keeping the lyrics with the feel and well framed setting. Overdoing a track like this with layers would have ruined it, but Josh tailors it to the essentials. The ringing out guitar in the verse section with the simple harmonics get stuck in your head. It is a brilliant song, from an artist who is making art that is reaching an evergreen seasonal feel. The solo is simple and bridges two recipes that feels like fusion.
I could definitely imagine this in Moonrise Kingdom and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, both having splendid beach scenes. The remarkable visual storytelling and poetic ability from Josh is what makes this an instant hit on the repeat list. You can listen to the unplugged version of this for more of a ballad feel, or his tracks Last June & Love in You. It is the making of a musician who can clip memories for the audience. Follow him for more music and support this raconteur!