New York’s own enigmatic songsmith Joseph Beaty prepares to bewitch with his latest opus, “Our Hunger Never Sleeps.”, set for a November 3rd, 2023 debut. This immersive record promises a profound introspection, delving into raw human emotions – from the tender touch of love to the shadowy corridors of desire.
With a sonic fingerprint uniquely his, Beaty’s voice has often drawn parallels with the ethereal Thom Yorke, while his unyielding sonic prowess is reminiscent of Trent Reznor.
“Our Hunger Never Sleeps” is not just a collection of songs but an anthology of emotions skillfully strung together by Beaty’s poetic prowess. From the throbbing rhythms of “Whatever We Find” to the enigmatic depths of “Down Inside,” each track navigates a different aspect of the human soul.
Reflecting on the album’s conception, Beaty shares: “I felt a lot of anxiety inserting myself back into the world after a long period of isolation. It made me think about what we do to survive. A seemingly endless loop, until it’s not. How we pick up what we need along the way. Hunger felt like a good way to explain my feelings and to also reconnect. Rejoin that loop.”
“Whatever We Find” serves as the entrancing lead single and visual prelude to the album. An ethereal soundscape enveloped by hypnotic beats and Beaty’s spectral voice, the track explores our deepest desires and quite literally pulls on the threads of what dreams are woven from.
As Beaty explains: “We spend a lot of time searching, digging for what we want, need or desire in life. Sometimes driving us to a place of anxiety. Sleeping and dreaming gives us a way to escape. The song, Whatever We Find invites the listener to this dream state.”
Experience the mesmerizing video for “Whatever We Find” here:
Tucked away in the foothills of New York’s Adirondacks, Beaty’s musical journey began in 2010 with ‘The Antique Ghost EP,’ featuring Katharine Blake of Miranda Sex Garden/Mediaeval Baebes. Since then, his music chronicles have expanded, weaving in folk, gothic, and indie tones. Each note he strikes, and every lyric he pens, reaches out, offering solace in a tumultuous world.
For this project, Norwegian Audio/Visual savant Sanirams steps in as Creative Director, creating arresting visuals and lending her voice and violin to “In The Blood.” The synergy between Sanirams and Beaty is palpable, evident from their previous collaboration on the 2020 album, “Rust, You Can Leave Me Now.”
But Beaty’s musical realm isn’t confined. “Fool Enough” features the strings of New York’s Alicia Macier VanScoy and the sonic artistry of experimental guitarist Joshua David Santmier from New Orleans. The entire project was nurtured and produced by Beaty and finessed to perfection by Joseph Butera III of Georgia.
Anticipate the vinyl release of “Our Hunger Never Sleeps” on November 3, 2023.
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