Joe & The Anchor release new piano ballad ‘Leaving You Now’ – an emotional break-up song about experiencing first love, to grow apart and realizing there is nothing left in the relationship worth fighting for. The singer Joakim’s powerful yet emotional voice goes straight to the heart.
“Leaving You Now has been with us for a long time. We’ve all been in that situation, when the first real love of your life turns into your first heartbreak. We tried to really capture that feeling when we wrote this song” – JATA about the song.
The single is the second one from their upcoming album ‘Coming of Age’ which explores the feelings of growing up, the fragility of life, love, and taking things for granted. Following a difficult few month when the band members had to experience the harsh reality of loss, Joe & The Anchor decided to process the events through music. During a hectic and focused period of time, the band wrote and recorded what would later develop into a full-length album, which will be released during the spring of 2022.
Joe & The Anchor is formed by childhood friends JOAKIM ROSENLUND, ROBIN ZHANG, VIKTOR EDSJÖ, RUBEN SONESSON from Malmö, Sweden. With their own sound and a distinct image, they produce modern, guitar-driven indie pop which resembles a mixture of LANY and The 1975 with inspiration from the timelessness of greats such as Fleetwood Mac and Del Amitri. Everything they produce – music, videos, graphic designs etc. – they do independently and together as a band.
Earlier this year they released their EP ‘Blue’ which was a huge milestone for the band. It helped them gain their incredibly supportive fan base called ‘Sailors’ and recognition abroad. The EP got plays from one of Philippines largest radio station “Wish 107.5” and the track‘ Wait On Me’ debuted #3 on the US based internet radio show “Pop Smash” Radios weekly top 10 with 892K votes (it was on the top 10 for 6 weeks). The incredibly high votes show how engaged and supportive their fan base ‘Sailors‘ is! The band also played Sweden’s largest digital festival ‘Låt Live Leva’ as well as for TEDx (watch snippets of both performances here).
Watch out their music and latest promotion at the following social media accounts:
- Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/7F2F0XCtbNTLFbJpNoVd01
- Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/artist/joe-the-anchor/742094182
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joeandtheanchor/
- Facebook– https://www.facebook.com/Joeandtheanchor
- Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/JoeTheAnchor