Joseph Reuben has battled against the odds to commence his solo career. Just as he began to build traction with his soulful take on Robyn’s ‘Call Your Girlfriend’, he required emergency surgery which resulted in the devastating news that he may never sing again. Instead, he channelled his talents into a successful vocation as a score composer for film, TV, theatre and ballet, earning significant acclaim including a feature in L’uomo Vogue’s cinema issue.
After years of gruelling vocal rehabilitation, Joseph recently stepped back into the spotlight to focus on his long-overdue solo work. His first two singles, ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Maybe, In California’, introduced him as an artist with a distinctive vision. He captures the romance and grandeur of a bygone Hollywood age with a very modern yearning for something more. That complementary contrast inspires his music too, with the contemporary edge of James Blake or M83.
Today XS Noize is pleased to premiere ‘Seem’s I’ve Forgotten’ from his debut EP ‘Welcome To Dreamland’ – Listen BELOW:
The ‘Welcome To Dreamland’ EP further charts Joseph’s themes of yearning, romance, and trying to find your place in the world via three songs that flow with nostalgia. All three songs were written, produced and performed by Joseph, who also mixed the tracks with Goetz Botzenhardt (Björk, Pet Shop Boys). Further finesse came with the assistance of his brothers David King Reuben (additional lyrics) and Danny Reuben (production edits).
2. Life In Colour
3. Maybe, In California
4. Seem’s I’ve Forgotten