When the onset of the pandemic brought about the dissolution of the band he’d fronted since eighth grade, Joe P found himself in isolation with time to step out and experiment on his own. From the refuge of his New Jersey basement studio, he threw himself into writing, recording and producing his most personal material to date. Posting homegrown ideas to TikTok, Joe P watched as his raw acoustic videos drew millions of views and over 300K followers in just a few months. Among those new fans was Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, who kicked Joe’s career into hyperdrive by duetting alongside his self-made “Fighting In The Car” video. A deal with Neon Gold/Atlantic was quickly followed by the acclaimed release of Joe P’s acclaimed debut EP, Emily Can’t Sing, highlighted by such singles as “Leaves,” “Fighting In the Car,” and “Off My Mind,” the latter of which is held steady at #1 on the Triple A charts and more recently has been reimagined and re-released with the help of Grammy-nominated, K.Flay.
Joe P released viral fan favorite track “All Day I Dream About” in August with a cinematic video, and the song proved Joe’s biggest first week streaming to date, including over 13k pre-saves. Joe P released his sophomore EP, French Blonde accompanied by ‘If We Run,’ a short film featuring 4 live performances of Joe P’s music intertwined with a plot inspired by 80s and 90s horror movies. Conceived and written by Joe and longtime collaborator Anthony Yebra, who also directed, the film stars Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos), and Joe P as himself.
Having spent much of the past year touring with such like-minded artists as Middle Kids, Joywave, and Spacey Jane, Joe will embark on his first headline tour this Spring including an already sold out NYC performance.