However, The Fall has an even more honest aspect to it, because for the first time in his career, Radin produced the entire album on his own. Once the album shot up the charts, music labels started noticing and offered Joshua a record deal. And then pretty quickly the hobby became a career, very fortunately. It feels a little more honest to me in terms of production. I try to place the listener of every song into that place in my head.
. It also encapsulates exactly where I was at that time in that relationship. And nothing has happened quickly, by any means. I usually find a café to sit and read, people watch. And all the sudden I started having a few fans. Joshua Radin: I have a very organic fan base.
That sounds strange, but after years and years of seeking out an audience by trying to paint and sell my paintings, or trying to write screenplays and sell them and get them made into movies, I was always seeking an audience for something I was doing creatively. Great Sunday Brunch music and so romantic. I just started slowly but surely writing more songs and I started playing a few little gigs in the Village in New York and then Hotel Café in Hollywood. One thing of note myself and a friend of mine both bought the vinyl and both copies were actually 45rpm. And moving forward, for your next one, will you produce it again? I guess I would just like to say thank you, because what else is there to say? Sometimes all it takes is a friend to call out a hidden talent. I was going to play it on her show, and when I was sound checking it, she and Portia happened to be standing there and they started crying. Well, oddly, it chose me.
I usually write the music before the lyrics. So it was an even more fun and creative experience for me. With his positive arrangements and authentic words, a Joshua Radin song will leave you feeling happy, sad, peaceful, and hopeful all at the same time. Sometimes I would defer to other producers because they were so experienced. I learned a lot in the early days from watching my friends perform, because I had very little experience.
Ellen Degeneres was and is a great supporter and champion of my music. At the time, I was trying to be a screenwriter. Yeah, I get some butterflies before I walk on stage and the crowd claps. They were just so much in love. I go into the schools and inner cities and we donate instruments and teach them songs.
And people were trying to find me everywhere, they were writing into the show, so I had to put the song on Myspace. Then I bring them up on stage to play with me in concerts, and these little kids — you should see their faces when they get to be on stage in a big room and people go crazy for them. He picked up a guitar and began writing almost as therapy to help through a breakup. That shows you really care about your fans. So, when they do decide to get the babysitter and come see you, what do you think it is that keeps them coming back for the live show time and time again? The Fall comes out January 27 everywhere, and I hope people really dig it.
I was writing it to her, but writing it to myself and trying to figure out where I was in my head in this relationship. Now its just common place. I was not familiar with him until one of his songs happened to come on while I was listening to random Spotify songs. Say in an afternoon as opposed to a long span of time? She asked me to play as she walked down the aisle at her wedding. He is such a talented lyricist and melody maker. There was no overnight success — no American Idol type of thing. Do you find that talent in other disciplines has helped your music in any way? Then I try to meet people in the town and ask them where I should go and end up finding great restaurants.
You never know where life will lead. Did it feel as quick as it sounds? My most popular songs — I play every show. There was realness to it and no velvet rope outside of it. We aim to showcase not only incredible creation, but also the stories behind them. While Joshua Radin began his artistic career with the hope of becoming a screenwriter, he ultimately funneled his talent into music — writing lyrics as if it were dialogue. Yeah, the first 10 songs I ever wrote. I stood in front of them as they were holding hands and crying, looking at each other.