Joshua Radin is the wispy, hushed vocals singer/songwriter who got his start in the business by playing an early composition for his buddy Zach Braff (yes, that Zach Braff, he of Scrubs and Garden State fame). Braff, clearly liked the song, and featured it on the soundtrack to his hit T.V. show Scrubs.
This fortuitous event led to a recording contract for Radin and his music found its way on to other shows like Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters, as well as movie soundtracks for The Nanny Diaries and The Last Kiss. His debut album We Were Here was released in 2006.
Joshua Radin Discography:
- We Were Here
- Simpler Times
In 2008 Radin released his sophomore effort Simpler Times. As with his debut, many of the tracks from Simpler Times made their way on to T.V shows such as House M.D., Bones, and 90210. Prior to its release, Radin’s label asked him to add a more “radio friendly “song to the album. Not wanting to capitulate to the man, Radin returned all of the label’s money and released Simpler Times on the aptly titled independent label Mom & Pop Music without changing anything on the album.
Top 5 Joshua Radin Songs:
- Today (We Were Here)
- One Of These Days (Simpler Times)
- Sun Drenched World (We Were Here)
- Winter (We Were Here)
- I’d Rather Be With You (Simpler Times)
Radin has a sleepy quality that leaves you imagining him waking up and serenading his sleeping companion. His delivery is restrained and subtle but alluring and delicate as he draws you into each song. His lyrics are clever and straight forward and typically accompanied by a sparse, acoustic guitar.
Check out Joshua Radin at www.joshuaradin.com
Note: This is the song that Joshua performed at Ellen DeGeneres Wedding
Another Note: Cover of Ben Harper’s Waiting On An Angel
Great music awaits!