Today marks the release of the highly anticipated new project from multi-hyphenate artist and director Wesley Joseph. “GLOW”, released via esteemed independent label Secretly Canadian contains eight tracks of love, loss, anxiety, and joy about coming of age at a time of unprecedented change. The project will additionally be released on vinyl, on the 21st April.
“GLOW” arrives hot on the heels of his most recent single “SUGAR DIVE” (featuring Korean artist DEAN), and it's beautiful visual counterpart. The project was also preceded by “MONSOON”, “HIATUS” (which was accompanied by a critically acclaimed COLORS live-performance) and “COLD SUMMER”. Each respective single is artfully represented in visual form, with all of the music videos directed by Wesley Joseph. The multi-dimensional “GLOW” project additionally features a wealth of decorated production credits, including A.K Paul, Leon Vynehall and Lexxx. Showcasing his range across songwriting, performing, and production—not to mention his flawless transitions between singing and rapping, between character studies and raw emotional honesty—it’s a stunningly beautiful work that makes it clear Joseph’s on the path to becoming a world-changing talent.
2021 saw Joseph release his debut project “ULTRAMARINE” to critical acclaim, earning accolades across the music and fashion worlds, including the likes of The FADER, GQ, i-D, Pigeons & Planes, Vogue and more. 2022 was another standout year; Joseph was named in Vevo’s Artists To Watch 2023, nominated for an AIM award nomination and was featured on Loyle Carner’s lauded new album “hugo”. Joseph shows no sign of slowing down this year, starring in Apple Music’s ‘Ones To Watch 2023’ list, Amazon Music’s 2023 Breakthrough Artists to Watch UK, DIY Magazine’s Class of 23’, i Newspaper’s Stars For 2023 and a BBC Radio 1 Future Artist Of The Month inclusion.
Wesley Joseph will also be supporting Loyle Carner on his sold-out UK run starting this month - including a date at Wembley Arena - before starting his debut headline North American tour, and a London headline show at KOKO on Thursday 18th May.
It is clear with the release of “GLOW”, Joseph is firmly on the path to becoming an all-encompassing, world-altering talent.
Wesley Joseph live dates below:
* supporting Loyle Carner
19 Feb – Vicar Street, Dublin *
20 Feb – Vicar Street, Dublin *
21 Feb – Vicar Street, Dublin *
23 Feb – O2 City Hall, Newcastle *
24 Feb – The Mountford Hall, Liverpool *
25 Feb – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester *
27 Feb – O2 Academy, Glasgow *
28 Feb – O2 Academy, Sheffield *
02 March – The Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich *
03 March – O2 Academy, Leicester *
05 March – Brighton Dome, Brighton *
06 March – Nottingham, Rock City *
08 March – O2 Academy, Birmingham *
09 March – O2 Academy, Bournemouth *
11 March – University Great Hall, Cardiff *
12 March – O2 Academy, Bristol *
15 March – Eventim Apollo, London *
16 March – Wembley OVO Arena, London *
NORTH AMERICAN DATES
28 April - The Lodge Room, Los Angeles
4 May - Velvet Underground, Toronto
9 May - Baby's All Right, Brooklyn
UK HEADLINE DATE
18 May - Koko, London