Groban performs a new collection of timeless songs with two originals
Global superstar Josh Groban has announced that he will be releasing his brand new album, Harmony, on November 20th via Reprise Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat download of his beautiful cover rendition of the classic song “Impossible Dream.”
With Harmony, Groban performs a collection of timeless songs along with two originals, showcasing the artist’s unparalleled vocal prowess. Highlights include “The Impossible Dream,” “Angels,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “She” and many more. The album was mostly produced by Bernie Herms with additional songs produced by Steve Jordan, Tommee Profitt, and Federico Vindver.
Harmony also includes a performance from Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr (Hamilton), performing with Groban on the song “Shape Of My Heart;” and a performance from Grammy Award winner Sara Bareilles, performing with Groban on the classic Joni Mitchell song, “Both Sides Now.” Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin brings his unique blend of energy, gospel, and choir to a brand new original song, “The Fullest.”
“Harmony was recorded in two parts. Before the pandemic we recorded about five songs, with the full intention of making this an album of classics that I love and have always wanted to sing. Beautiful in its simplicity of scope. We were recording and finding songs between concerts and fully expected to continue doing that for the next couple of months,” Groban shares. “Then, sound was replaced with solitude. To have nothing but space, and to be sharing in a collective global tragedy, changed everything. Suddenly I was not steering the ship confidently on course. The waves had to take me to, hopefully, some sunlight. The result is an album that began to take a new shape.
“When I was finally able to really sing again, to interpret, to immerse myself in these timeless melodies and stories, it became my saving grace and not just a pleasure. Musicians and producers from all over the country and the world blended together from their respective studios and homes. The title of the album represents the seemingly miraculous full picture of those efforts becoming clear.
“Harmony also has two original songs that I was not expecting to write. These songs were written and mostly recorded in the corner of my bedroom during lockdown and while they may not fit a style continuity of the project I originally had in mind, they fit what has been in my heart this very moment and are bursting with my hope for the future. It is with such immense gratitude that I get to release Harmony to you now. I hope that every ounce of the love and healing I experienced recording it finds its way to you too.”
In addition to the new album, Groban will take fans on a virtual concert “tour” this fall with three new, intimate concerts filmed in-person and live streamed directly to audiences. In June, Josh performed his first livestream concert with high quality sound and lighting that was streamed to 63 countries around the world.
o kick off the series, Groban will perform a concert of Broadway favorites on October 3rd at 4 pm EDT/1pm PDT. Individual tickets start at $25.
In November, Groban will perform a concert celebrating his brand new album, Harmony, which will be released that month. The concert will take place on November 26th at 4 pm EST/1pm PST, with a second showing that same day at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Individual tickets start at $25.
Finally, on December 19th Groban will perform his first ever holiday concert. The livestream airs at 4 pm EST/1 pm PST. Individual tickets start at $30.
For $65, fans can purchase the Livestream Concert Series pass, which includes access to all three livestream concerts and the ability to rewatch each performance after the event for up to 48 hours. There are also VIP packages available.
While currently unable to gather together in person, Groban has been connecting with fans from all over the world, online. Fans can also follow the hashtag #showersongs on Groban’s social media accounts to see special musical performances from Josh, filmed at home.
Recently, Groban was featured on CBS Sunday Morning where he talked to Tracy Smith about dealing with isolation, the postponement of his Great Big Radio City Show, learning to cook, singing in the shower and working on new music. Groban also showcased a beautiful, brand new song entitled “Your Face.” Following the broadcast, Groban was a guest on CBS Sunday Morning’s Facebook Live Chat.
1. The World We Knew (Over and Over)
3. Celebrate Me Home
4. Shape of My Heart (Duet with Leslie Odom Jr.)
5. Your Face
6. Both Sides Now (Duet with Sara Bareilles)
8. The Impossible Dream
9. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
10. It’s Now or Never
11. I Can’t Make You Love Me
12. The Fullest (Feat. Kirk Franklin)
Author: Buddy Iahn
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