The cosmic journeyman, Able Joseph drops his tender-hearted pop track Lonely LA today, an honest, raw and intimate take on the ebb and flow between two people.
Following on from Solo, Able Joseph’s new single Lonely LA is a homage to love and songwriting. It echoes the subtle push and pulls of love and creativity, and the many challenges faced along the way.
In the telling, Lonely LA is an intimate story about changing lives and circumstance and proves Able Joseph’s talent for writing a heartfelt mid-tempo classic.
Surrounding the listener with sentimental melodies, captivating production, and an outro that begs to be sung by a crowd, acapella into the night sky. The lyrics are poetic and steal your heart, the last verse an ode to creativity:
“I know I promised much better than this. Lassoed the moon when we were kids. Not where we are supposed to be. Can we get there eventually? Objects are closer than they appear. We might have failed but we lost the fear. Not where we are supposed to be. I know you’re standing next to me.”
Speaking of the meaning behind the new single, Able says ‘There’s a beautiful side to two people having to adjust to life’s curveballs and facing change as a team — be that changing dreams, homes, realities… this isn’t a love song, it’s a relationship song.’
‘This song is a homage to songwriting. We wanted to keep the structure as simple as possible but still weave in different moments and transitions that take you somewhere unexpected. The outro is a deeply honest conversation between two people and the production reflects that; it’s closer to the mic, more intimate, and raw. I’m really proud of the story we tell.’
Already racking up a stack of followers (80K+ on Spotify alone), Able has all the hallmarks of becoming a stellar talent. Signing to Sydney indie label Double Drummer, in May of this year, joining the company of Greta Stanley, Dominic Breen, and Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird.
Joseph also has a slew of heavy-weight collabs under this belt, with the likes of Jaguar Jonze, Hauskey, Bec Sandridge, Jordie Ireland, Third Party, Yorke, Xavier Dunn, Cyrus, Eliott, Grum, and Woodes.
Showcasing his creative spark and versatility as a storyteller, the cosmic journeyman enlisted LA-based animators, Trevor Conrad and Edinburgh-based Karina Budnariu to work on the visuals for ‘Lonely LA,’ as part of Able Joseph’s unfolding narrative. Produced by Grant Konemann (Glades) in Sydney and off the shoulders of Orion, with mixing and mastering by Matthew Neighbour (Matt Corby, Tash Sultana).
Listen to Lonely LA below:
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Lonely LA is out via Double Drummer Wednesday 14th of September.