Global superstar Josh Groban released his brand new album, Harmony, on November 20th via Reprise Records.
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. Listen to the full album below.
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 said. “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,” Groban continued.
“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.”
Below is the track-listing on Spotify. Listen via other platforms here:
In addition to the new album, Groban takes fans on a virtual concert “tour” this fall with three new, intimate concerts filmed in-person and live streamed directly to audiences.
The series kicked off with a concert of Broadway favorites last October 3, 2020. On Thanksgiving, November 26, Josh performed a release concert celebrating Harmony. The third will be on December 19, 2020 for Josh’s first-ever holiday concert. The concert will air at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT / 8am AEDT. Individual tickets start at $30.