One of the key features to look out for when you are buying a house is a functional shed in the backyard.
But while your average homeowner might use a backyard shed to store the lawnmower and snow blower or set up a tool bench, Josh King took a different path with the shed that came with his new home in Greensboro, NC. The Mobile, Alabama native chose to transform this space into a makeshift recording studio, where the new dad put together his upcoming LP, appropriately titled The Shed. American Songwriter is proud to premiere the album’s first single “Man on TV” today on the site. According to the singer, the song was born out of this sort of backyard social network he formed with fellow musicians with similar constructs.
“This was the first song that I recorded in my shed,” King explains. I first tracked the acoustic, bass, keys, and vocals. Then I tried to create a fake drum kit using a tambourine and a box for the kick drum. After finding that my long time friend and band mate, Jack Foster, had created the same kind of makeshift studio in his basement in Nashville, I sent him the tracks that I had and he put actual drums to the song and sent it back.