Joshua Luke Smith kicks off 2021 with his powerful second single "Mosaics" (LISTEN HERE), from his forthcoming album. Ever the optimist. Ever the Wordsmith. Ever the poet finding meaning and beauty in pain: Joshua Luke Smith delivers a hopeful mantra for 2021 in new single.
2020 was a difficult year for many but Joshua Luke Smith encourages us to embrace it all as part of the human experience; the good and the bad, as together they make a beautiful, bigger picture. As he explains:"This is a song for those we've lost and for those who were left behind. I wrote it in the midst of grief, struggling to come to terms with life in the absence of someone who meant so much and filled up so much space. I've come to learn our lives are like mosaics, made up of many parts, all as meaningful as each other. Sometimes it's not until we take a step back seeing the bigger picture, brought together with suffering and joy, loss and nearness, that we can truly see its beauty."
The uplifting anthem features the stunning, soulful tones of Bianca Rose which make the song all the more beautiful. With a full album due in Spring 2021 Joshua Luke Smith is certainly whetting our appetite for it!
Joshua Luke Smith is a poet for the people. He uses words to create spaces of hope and freedom, creating from the mandate to 'Speak Into The Chaos'. Joshua has a unique perspective on the world from both education and experience. Joshua Luke Smith was born in London and raised in an impoverished area of northern Pakistan where his parents were building a hospital. He started writing poetry from a young age to try to make sense of the world around him, and from this moment he got a taste of the power of words, song, reflection and observation. He ultimately settled in Bath, UK where he graduated from Bath Spa University studying Philosophy.
Having been raised around the timeless songs of Cat Stevens, Tracy Chapman and Paul Simon (amongst others) and later becoming a student of poetry and Hip Hop, Joshua seeks tell honest stories and speak authentic truth in the music he makes. He's been lauded in Complex and featured on BBC 1Xtra and has a TED Talk in which he weaves a story of social anxiety, self-analysis, obsession and redemption. He is currently writing his first book.