Hemel Hempstead Busker hopes new song will bring people together

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.

'Breathe' is available to download

A Hemel Hempstead street performer from Hemel Hempstead has released a new song which he hopes will create a sense of togetherness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Josh Robinson, who began busking in Hemel Hempstead's town centre when he was 14, recorded 'Breathe' in the comfort of his own bedroom using home equipment and the song was produced by Andrea Tripodi.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 21-year-old was fortunate enough to use the talent of other musicians which enabled different elements of the song to be recorded in home studios across three different countries.

Josh has released a new singleJosh has released a new single
Josh has released a new single | other

‘Breathe’ is a collaborative project, Josh originally wrote and recorded the song in Bromley, Kent. He then sent the track to Andrea Tripodi, an Italian producer who Josh has been working with since he was 16 years old.

He said: "My music is pop with a blues influence. I recorded this song during lockdown and I hope it's quite upbeat and people can sing along to the melodies, I want the song to be something positive and bring people together during these difficult times.

"I have had so many people share the song and some local radio stations have played it, it seems to have gone down really well.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"The single can be downloaded from all music streaming services."

'Breathe' is out now'Breathe' is out now
'Breathe' is out now | other

The past five years of artist development has created Josh’s style of solo music which focuses on spreading an influential message whilst entertaining the listener.

Josh added: "This isn't my first solo song but I have developed a lot as an artist. When I was a student at Brighton I used to be part of a band, Easy Time, I'm still part of the band but it's difficult living out of town.

"I have been doing a lot more music in lockdown, I have been playing the guitar more and writing songs, there's more time to do it and I'm really enjoying it."

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

During isolation, Josh has continued to entertain the public by live streaming on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. One particular video reached over 10,000 viewers from across the world.

‘Breathe’ was released on Sunday, May 24, and will be available on all major distribution services including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

For more about Josh, visit his Instagram Page or Facebook Page.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper when you do your weekly shop.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price.

So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.