The only frustrating aspect of Josh Savage's output is that there is not more of it. As a songwriter he is judicious and sparing in his choices and lush in his effects. He is just as careful about what he releases, and this concern for quality means that the output is, so far, low. I suspect that this young artist will be around for quite some time though, and that eventually the oeuvre will be large and respectable.
At the moment we have the new EP, Spaces, which consists of five tracks dealing with four songs, only three of which are unreleased --- Your Lips (which was proceeded by a truly lovely video), Lost in Paris and Horoscope. There are also a rerelease of Mountains in Hurricanes from Josh's preceding EP, and a live version of Your Lips.
Spaces is a bit harder edged than Mountains in Hurricanes, and more confident about adding new elements to the arrangements. There are no false steps and quite a few moments when the music does something unexpected in very pleading ways. For my taste, Lost in Paris is the standout track, conveying complexity and melancholy with seeming simplicity.
Josh has great control of his voice, and as a lyricist grows and grows. I look forward to watching him on his journey.
5/5 Stars. A must buy.