Alexander Joseph’s latest EP is a heartwarming blend of folk and rock, resonating with listeners through its four distinctive tracks, each delving into different themes. What makes this release even more special is Alexander’s collaboration with ‘One Tree Planted,’ where 50% of proceeds from streams and downloads will go towards supporting global reforestation efforts.
The EP kicks off with “I Wanna Believe,” a poignant call to action, urging us to collectively address the urgent issue of global warming and take responsibility for our planet. This opening track sets the tone for an EP that doesn’t shy away from tackling significant and pressing topics. “Guiding Star” takes the listener on a journey through the struggles of a lost soul in search of direction amidst the complexities and uncertainties of life. It’s a deeply introspective piece that invites reflection on our own paths and purpose. The title track, “Stop and Breathe,” offers a respite from the chaos of life, encouraging us to take a moment of stillness to discover inner peace. The song’s atmospheric quality creates a soothing ambiance, providing a perfect backdrop for its message of introspection. Closing with “Awake,” Alexander emphasizes the importance of keeping an open mind to unlock our true potential. The song serves as a powerful reminder that growth and realization are contingent on our willingness to embrace new perspectives.
Alexander Joseph’s dedication to infusing his music with meaningful messages is evident throughout his body of work. His songs about overcoming challenges have garnered support from BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Beyond his music, Alexander’s passion for sports and coaching shines through, adding depth to his artistic identity. Living within the UK’s National Forest with his family, Alexander Joseph’s connection to nature and his commitment to environmental causes further amplify the resonance of this EP. “Rise Up” is more than just music; it’s a call to action and a testament to the power of art in fostering positive change.