Groban performs a new collection of timeless songs along with 2 originals
Available everywhere Nov. 20
Global superstar Josh Groban announced he will release his brand-new album, “Harmony,” on Nov. 20 via Reprise Records. The album is available for preorder HERE, and fans who preorder the album will receive an instant grat download of Groban’s cover rendition of the classic song "Impossible Dream."
Listen to "Impossible Dream" HERE.
With “Harmony,” Groban performs a collection of timeless songs along with two originals, showcasing the artist's vocal prowess. Highlights include “The Impossible Dream,” “Angels,” “I Can't Make You Love Me,” “Celebrate Me Home” and “She.” 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-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."
He added, "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. Watch the full trailer HERE. In June, he performed his first livestream concert with high-quality sound and lighting that was streamed to 63 countries around the world. Tickets are on-sale now at JoshGroban.com/Livestream.
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 his social media accounts to see special musical performances from Josh, filmed at home. Watch them HERE.