Despite the fact that this year has been through its ups and downs, Josh Groban still wants to provide a distraction to the eager masses that await his next album. His latest album to release is titled ‘Harmony’ and tales on his favorite songs, like Roberta Flack’s “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” There are also collaborations with Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom Jr.
“I wanted to make an album where I could sing songs that had been on my bucket list for a long time. These are timeless songs that have been the soundtracks to our lives for so many years. I hope this is a time where a fan can close their eyes and say, ‘Hold my calls for 45 minutes’ and be transported away,” Josh said.
Many of the tracks were recorded before the pandemic hit worldwide. However, the pandemic halted progress. The team needed to make a way to complete the album, and were forced to improvise to obtain a completed project. After a very short hiatus, they got back to work and relied heavily on tech to get the job, connecting members all the way from London to Nashville.
Two original songs made their debut on this album, titled “Your Face” and “The Fullest.” Despite the fact that they still made progress on the albums, adjustment was needed to make everything work. There would be no in-person orchestra, and there would be no traditional methods of recording.
“I’m old school. I’ve always liked being in the room. I’ve been spoiled. My music has been generally pretty large, pretty expansive since I was 18 years old. From the moment I started, I’ve always been in a room with a huge orchestra. I’ve always said I don’t want to do it detached,” Groban said.
Groban has been livestreaming through various phases of the pandemic, and will continue to do so as long as is necessary. You can buy his album ‘Harmony’ now.