Singer-Songwriter Josh Kumra is gearing up to release a new EP, ‘Pull Me Back In’, on 3rd April and today unveils the new single ‘Don’t Know Why’, out now via ferry house.
Co-written with songwriter Raevennan Husbands, known for her collaborations with artists including Kathryn Williams, Lisa Hannigan and Michele Stoddard, the song’s melancholic piano is contrasted by Raevennan’s fluid finger-picking guitar style, which alongside Josh thoughtful lyrics and intimate soulful vocals create another soaring cut to add to the talented artist collection of heart-wrench songs featured in ‘Pull Me Back In’.
Talking about the songwriting process behind the song, Josh says “I’ve always had a need to understand why things turn out the way they do. Always trying to figure out what went right, what went wrong, could I have done something different etc. I wrote ‘Don’t Know Why’ as a reminder that it’s ok not to have an explanation for everything”.
Following up on the recently released singles; the confessional ‘I Dare You’ and last year’s ‘Stubborn Love’, the new song offers another insight into Josh’s upcoming EP. The three singles well represent Josh’s newly found creative freedom. Mostly recorded and produced by Josh in his own studio, the new body of work is an introspective journey through the emotions and mind of a young artist who found himself “falling short of the grand expectations everyone had of me and had almost lost my love for making music completely”, as he candidly concedes.
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