Josh King, the former leader of House of Fools has moved-on to his latest release, The Shed.
Both a metaphor, and a literal space, The Shed is the product of King’s effort to build a refuge for recording and from the world outside— it’s a record about “working together, one shed at a time.”
“Things just kind of fell into place and I went with it,” King said of his impetus, an attempt to redirect energy from the dark sides of too much downtime. ”I never intended to release an album this year, even as we recorded it,” added the blonde-Southern-rocker who prefers inspiration over strategy; and holds an unyielding affinity for Tom Petty.
Channeling his own Wilbury, King’s second solo album is far from a solo effort, which features friends, former bandmates from across the country, and cohorts from his appearance on “Artists United to End Poverty” compilation— the recording environments serve as testament to the difference a year can make.