This 25-year old wordsmith raps a beautiful ballad over intimate piano and harmonizing vocals; bringing to light, a year that was for many, very disheartening and uneasy. His goal is to “help us slow down” and step into this new year fully present and ready to love.
Coming off of a successful launch of his video ‘Carry Me,’ which was premiered on Complex UK, Joshua dropped another track alongside a powerful video for National Suicide Awareness Day with Samaritans and in October released another visual poem for Anti-Slavery Day in support of charities A21 and Love146.
The wordsmith’s ultimate goal is to push words of hope and freedom. He explains that ‘Heart Of Man,’ “is both a lament and moment of reflection. A call to lay down the stones, gripped in our palms, readied to throw at the first person who speaks against us, our tribe or belief. We shape the world around us by shaping the world inside of us, everything flows from the heart.”
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Joshua Luke Smith – Heart Of Man