There’s something immediately spellbinding about the music of Josh Cashman.”
– Happy Magazine“Troubles melt right away with the ripples of Josh’s guitar and vocal.” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
Melbourne singer-songwriter Josh Cashman returns with his latest breezy single ‘Twenty-Five’, an earnest coming of age reflection taken from his upcoming debut album. The accompanying video was premiered by triple j Unearthed last night, and has already clocked up 13.5k social streams.
Honest and heartfelt, ‘Twenty-Five’ expresses the universally experienced feelings that come from comparing where you are in life, to where your younger self imagined you’d be by now. Recorded on tour in Canada during early 2020, the track is built around an infectious chorus that combines Josh Cashman’s melodic indie-roots style with a mesmerising soulful groove, “All of my time I’ve wasted getting high on who I thought I’d be at twenty-five.”
Wrestling with his existence, “It’s only me that’s in the mirror, wishing that I could see clearer”‘Twenty-Five’ is introspective yet cheerful and sees Josh Cashman observing the natural evolution of people surrounding him, realising he hasn’t focused enough on his personal development. Considering how quickly time passes, he finds acceptance in the fact that his life journey is unique and for him to conquer on his own terms “Turn it around, spit on the ground, tomorrow brings another sun.” The warm guitar tones shine through as his buttery vocals float airily, with each lyric poignantly punctuated by the progressions of the keys.
The video was shot by Melbourne cinematography group TheseWildEyes utilising a Super8 film camera, VHS and Red Cinematic film camera. Clips from Josh’s childhood are intersected with recent footage cruising around Melbourne to emphasise feelings of nostalgia and highlight the speed of which time is passing, while performance shots taken on a Melbourne CBD rooftop help shape the image of who he is becoming.
Devoutly committed to his artistry, Josh Cashman is a self-taught and staunchly independent DIY musician, self-funding his recordings and tours with a deeply ingrained nothing-comes-easy mentality. He has shared the stage with beloved Australian acts including Tash Sultana, John Butler Trio and Ocean Alley, and amassed 3.5 million+ streams across dreamy singles including ‘Law Of Attraction‘ and ‘When A Friend Becomes A Lover’.