Josef Salvat Announces New Album ‘Islands’

It's out on February 18th...

Josef Salvat will release new album 'Islands' on February 18th.

The new record is his third album, and his first since 2020's delicious alt-pop symphony 'Modern Anxiety'.

Now working independently, new album 'Islands' finds Josef Salvat speaking his truth, working without inhibitions.

He comments: “I think some of the best songs I've ever written are on this record. Some of the funnest, freest music. Even when there's sadness it's more a wistful understanding. There's an acceptance and forgiveness of past fuckery and moving on. I'm proud of all of my albums for different reasons but I think Islands is my best.”

“I've made the most major label album while not being on a major label. I think that's because when I was on a major label I was really trying to keep hold of credibility. But I chose to have that now – I'm not waiting for other people to give it to me. I love pop music and it's what I wanted to make.”

Out on February 18th, the record is led by brand new single 'The Drum', a song penned in the aftermath of David Bowie's passing.

Catchy, snappy, 80s leaning pop music, its synth dappled arrangement is offset by Josef Salvat' surging vocal.

He comments: “‘The Drum’ was written the day after David Bowie died. His passing was both a melodic and lyrical inspiration. I’m taking a dig at certain people in my life but I'm mainly being shady about myself and my own self obsession.”

Tune in now.

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