By Ron Swanson | June 29th, 2012
Josh Gilligan has come out of nowhere. The best background info I can give is that he lives in Florida and is studying at Berkley right now.
It’s always exciting to stumble upon a brand new talent, especially one that packs a bit of potential, and Josh certainly meets the criteria. He recently released his debut album Flesh and Blood on Soundcloud for free (download it here), and seems to be embarking on the first steps of his musical career. The album in itself is particularly fun to listen to, as it provides a balanced array of rock and folk tracks — but the track that really stood out to me from the collective is “Let Go.”
“Let Go” seems to be the only song that really sets itself apart from the others, utilizing a more poppy approach to bring the listener in than rather, say, the fingerpicking or distorted guitars that can be heard throughout the rest of the album.