Far Caspian is the project of singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Johnston. Recording, playing and mixing everything himself across a catalogue of EPs and a debut record he has built upon this to become afully self-contained and unique artist directing his own videos, shooting his press shots, creating his own artwork and starting a record label to do the same for other artists.
Deciding to work as a solo project in 2020 Joel moved back to his native Ireland, built a studio in a shed and recorded debut full length ‘Ways to Get Out’, a brooding and majestic reflection on navigating your mid-20s. The album has gone on to over 30m streams in the 18 months since it’s release in October 2021.Following ‘Ways To Get Out’-sophomore album ‘The Last Remaining Light’ isn’t a follow up record but more so a departure into a different feel to his previous material.
Joel’s influences for the new record lean heavily towards the late90’s/2000’s alternative scene. Rather than being introspective the stories within the songs reflect the people he saw day after day on his way to the studio, and how he imagined and empathised about the same challenges for others occupied behind their daily patterns of rinse and repeat. The result is a multi-layered record with moments of enlightened reflection in equal measure to inspection of the darker moments that ultimatel y come part and parcel with navigating life.
Far Caspian - Niall Summerton
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