Joshua Path is a veteran independent singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist producer. He made his solo professional recording debut back in 1992 with the album Headrush. That recording introduced a multi-talented and insightful songwriter with eclectic tastes and an adventurous creative spirit.
Since his debut, the enigmatic musician has released eight albums of genre-bending and thought-provoking alt-pop. His sound is a rich mix of pop hooks, rock riffs, new wave synths, and folky ruminations. Lyrically, he finds inspiration in the sights, sounds, and people of his hometown, Los Angeles, California.
Sniper in the Clocktower of Heaven is the brand new album from Joshua Path, released worldwide via all major streaming services on June 10, 2023. A deeply personal record, the singer recorded the ten-song collection at home. The set is a melancholy reflection on the personal impact of the pandemic, and the emotions it left behind.
From the introspective dream-pop meditation of the title track to the alt-pop escape fantasy “Stop You’re Surrounded”, Sniper in the Clocktower of Heaven is a 28 minute examination of the impermanence of life, the uncertainty of faith, and our need for connection. Joshua Path contemplates what-ifs with a country shuffle on “Maybe” and offers a wistful remembrance with some indie-pop funk on “Betsy Starlight”.
Throughout the record, amid lush vocal harmonies and virtuosic instrumentation, Joshua Path offers everyday life victories and tragedies, his own (“Hi”) and those of the people in his world (“Vanessa’s Song”, “The Last Night of the Moon”). He wraps his tales of sin and salvation in a lush mix of downbeat college rock, modern indie, and Americana twang. It is an intimate and infinitely relatable tale.
Check out Sniper in the Clocktower of Heaven in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the title track on the Deep Dive : Pop & Rock playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Joshua Path. Get on his socials and dig into his deep catalog of excellent original music.