WILD SONS new project from Joshua Luke Smith and George Glew releases 2nd single

Just a few weeks ago artist, poet, producer and author, Joshua Luke Smith announced he has teamed up with friend, artist and producer, George Glew on a new collaborative project they’ve called ‘Wild Sons’. The project is genre-defying and eclectic with potent lyricism and emotive melodies. Exploring themes of resistance and loss, childhood and existentialism, each song creates a world of its own, spanning the sounds of Hip Hop and folk, poetry and alternative pop. 

Just weeks after first single ‘Echo’, the latest offering ‘Hold Me Back‘ is fiercely energetic, provocative and powerful.

Describing the track Joshua says, “The track speaks of our daily battles, from mental health challenges to spiritual resistance as well as standing up against corruption and in doing so, does not hold back.”.

Accompanying the track is a compelling video (above), directed by Joshua Luke Smith and Dominic Doring and beautifully shot on film.  It stars incredible dancer, Jamal Sterrett Phoenix.

Connect with Joshua Luke Smith: Spotify // Instagram // YouTube // Soundcloud

Connect with Wild Sons: Instagram || Download/Stream Hold Me Back

Background

Joshua Luke Smith is a poet for the people. He uses words to create spaces of hope and freedom, creating from the mandate to ‘Speak Into The Chaos’. Joshua has a unique perspective on the world from both education and experience. Joshua Luke Smith was born in London and raised in an impoverished area of northern Pakistan where his parents were building a hospital. He started writing poetry from a young age to try to make sense of the world around him, and from this moment he got a taste of the power of words, song, reflection and observation. He ultimately settled in Bath, UK where he graduated from Bath Spa University studying Philosophy. Having been raised around the timeless songs of Cat Stevens, Tracy Chapman and Paul Simon (amongst others) and later becoming a student of poetry and Hip Hop, Joshua seeks tell honest stories and speak authentic truth in the music he makes. He’s been lauded in Complex and featured on BBC 1Xtra and has a TED Talk (watch here) in which he weaves a story of social anxiety, self-analysis, obsession and redemption. He is currently writing his first book.

George Glew is a Bristol-based artist and producer/engineer.  Described as an ‘arresting, earnest singer/songwriter with a voice of gold’ and ‘one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-comers in 2021’ by Atwood Magazine, George has released a series of singles and 2 EPs to date, his most recent, Gravity, came out last year.