Josh Wilson - Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup

Published Tuesday 8th July 2008
Josh Wilson - Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup
Josh Wilson - Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45514-14312
LABEL: Sparrow 094638833925
RELEASE DATE: 2008-05-09
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Niall Dunne

From the outset, one could be forgiven for thinking Josh Wilson is a Christian version of pop rockers like Orson, or even (dare I say it) McFly. And melodically there are lots of similarities. This comparison is certainly valid when listening to songs such as album opener "The Saints" and Josh's US Christian radio hit "3 Minute Song". But as with any good album, 'Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup' goes much deeper than the surface level radio hits that inevitably do well. There are a few tracks that show Josh's mature songwriting. One that really stands out is the second track, "Saviour, Please". The intertwining melody and guitar arpeggio create such an atmospheric soundscape, allowing the fragile lyrics to be carried through so purely. Another song that could so easily pass you by without notice is "Something's Got To Change". With its haunting piano and vocal melody, the atmosphere is reminiscent of Lifehouse's "Everything", and once again underlines the hidden depths to this record. As a debut album, 'Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup' has a good balance of pop rock immediacy and songwriting craft.

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Product Description
Singer-songwriter John Wilson writes easy, breezy songs with more weight than you’d expect from his laidback style. He pours his whole life into singable, thoughtful pop-rock songs. He best describes that kind of songwriting as Trying To Fit The Ocean In A Cup, which is also the title of his
debut album. A recent graduate of Belmont University, Josh spent years building a national following playing to his college-aged peers as an independent artist.

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