Josh Record

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Josh Record
Birth nameJoshua Peter Record
Born (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 35)
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
GenresAcoustic rock, alternative rock
Years active2012–present
LabelsNational Anthem, Virgin

Joshua Peter Record (born 20 November 1987) is an English singer-songwriter who has released one album, Pillars, and one EP.[1] He has also had various success as a songwriter and producer for many artists including Sigala, Paloma Faith, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Tiesto, Merk & Kremont, Joe Jonas, DNCE, Ella Henderson, Anne Marie, MNEK and LP.

Early life[edit]

Josh Record was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, the son of a BFBS DJ, whom he cites as "my greatest influence".[2][3] At the age of 16 he moved to London to study music at the BRIT School.[4] He became involved in local charities on the Alton Estate teaching music and participating in related projects, working with young people involved in gangs.[1]

Music career[edit]

His first release on indie label National Anthem in 2012 made it to number 2 in the Singer Songwriter charts on iTunes in the UK.[1] The lead track "For Your Love" was heralded by everyone from Steve Lamacq to Zane Lowe to The Sunday Times who said "His keening falsetto invites comparisons to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon... Record has a sensational debut album in him".[5]

His next self produced EP "The War" received critical acclaim and Zane Lowe made the title track his "Hottest Record of 2013"[6] on BBC Radio 1, as well as live performances on BBC Radio 2, and BBC Radio 6 Music.

In 2013 Josh Record signed a deal with Virgin Records and in late November 2013 went on to release his EP "Bones", that has been play listed on BBC Radio 1. "Bones" EP also features remixes from Alt-J, Fryars, and FTSE. Bones was also the featured song to close the winter finale episode of the tenth season of Grey's Anatomy.

In March 2014, Josh Record re-released "For Your Love" on Virgin Records. Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1 made it his "Hottest Record in The World"[7] on 26 February 2014. The song was remixed by London Grammar.

Josh Record's debut album Pillars was released on 14 July 2014, receiving 5-star reviews from the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. This was followed by a sold-out headline tour in October.[3]

He has written and produced for many artists and signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell in 2017. He has been working with Sigala, Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa, Becky Hill, Tom Grennan, Tiësto, Merk & Kremont, Joe Jonas, DNCE, Anne Marie, Ella Henderson, MNEK, David Guetta, Calum Scott, Wilkinson, Mr. Probz, Steve Aoki, Don Diablo, Tim Hughes, Jones and Jorja Smith as well as many others.

In 2014 he co wrote and produced the Official UK Top 20 Single Yours, by Ella Henderson.

In 2016 he co wrote and produced LP's Muddy Waters that received international recognition after closing Season 4 of Orange Is The New Black.

In 2018 he co wrote the Top 10 UK single 'Lullaby' for Sigala and Paloma Faith.

In 2018 he co wrote and produced Merk & Kremont's track Hands Up featuring DNCE and the vocals of Joe Jonas.



  • 14 July 2014 - Pillars


  • June 2013 - The War


  • July 2013 - The War
  • November 2013 - Bones
  • January 2014 - Wonder
  • March 2014 - For Your Love
  • July 2014 - Wide Awake
  • June 2017 - Do

Music videos published on YouTube & Vevo[edit]

  • 2 July 2013 - The War
  • 29 October 2013 - Bones
  • 12 March 2014 - For Your Love
  • 14 June 2014 - Wide Awake

Songwriting Credits[edit]

  indicates a background vocal contribution.

  indicates an un-credited vocal contribution.

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2014 Ella Henderson Chapter One "Yours" Gabriella Henderson
2015 MNEK Small Talk EP "More Than a Miracle" Uzoechi Emenike, Laura Dockrill, Hobbie Stuart, Ryan Cecil Campbell
Anne-Marie Karate EP "Stole" Anne-Marie Nicholson, Laura Dockrill
Tim Hughes Pocketful of Faith "Hallelujah (Friend and King)" Timothy Hughes, Jacob Atwooll
LP Lost on You "Muddy Waters" Laura Pergolizzi, Michael Francis Gonzalez
2016 Don Diablo Non-album single "What We Started"
(with Steve Aoki and Lush & Simon featuring BullySongs)
Don Schipper, Steven Aoki, Alessandro "Lush" Miselli, Simone "Simon" Privitera, Jason Walker, Andrew Bullimore
Jones New Skin "Hoops" Cherie Jones-Mattis, Laura Dockrill
Mans Zelmerlow Chameleon "Round Round"
(featuring Nabiha)
Moh Debehi, Ellen Tollbom
2017 Dan Owen Stay Awake with Me "Made to Love You" Daniel Owen
Open Hands and Enemies EP "Home" Daniel Owen, Jacob Atwooll
Jones Acoustic "Becoming" Cherie Jones-Mattis, Laura Dockrill
Wilkinson Hypnotic "We Will Be"
(featuring Matt Wills)
Mark Wilkinson, Adam Brown
Matrix & Futurebound Non-album single "Light Us Up"
(featuring Calum Scott)
Brendan Collins, Jamie Quinn, David Gibson, Edvard Forre Erfjord, Henrik Barman Michelsen
2018 Don Diablo Future "Everybody's Somebody"
(featuring BullySongs)
Don Schipper, Andrew Bullimore
"Found You"
(featuring BullySongs)
Don Schipper, Thomas Troelsen, Joshua Wilkinson, Andrew Bullimore
Sango In the Comfort Of "Comfortable"
(featuring Ryan Ashley)
Sango, Ryan Cecil Campbell
Merk & Kremont Non-album single "Hands Up"
(featuring DNCE)
Federico Mercuri, Giordano Cremona, Simone "Simon" Privitera, Eugenio Maimone, Joseph Jonas, Andrew Bullimore, Emily Philips, Ant Whiting
Icarus In the Dark EP "Flowers" Ian Griffiths, Thomas Griffiths, George Adapoe, Ryan Hurley, Jack McManus, Andrew Bullimore
MOTi Non-album single "Just Don't Know It Yet"
(featuring BullySongs)
Timotheua Romme, OHYES, Bruce Fielder, Andrew Bullimore
Wilkinson Non-album single "I Need"
(featuring Hayla)
Mark Wilkinson, Andrew Bullimore, Eduardo "Rrotik" Nascimento, Jacob Atwooll
LP Heart to Mouth "One Night in the Sun" Laura Pergolizzi, Nathaniel Campany, Michael Francis Gonzalez
Dawn Richard New Breed "New Breed" Dawn Richard, Derek Bergheimer
Sigala & Paloma Faith Brighter Days / The Architect: Zeitgeist Edition "Lullaby" Jessica Glynne, Janée Bennett, Bruce Felder, Andrew Bullimore, Paloma Faith, Joakim Jarl
Armin van Buuren Balance "Blah Blah Blah" Andrew Bullimore, Armin Van Buuren
2019 Lvndscape Hanging On EP "Hanging On" Galen Behr, Jack McManus, Andrew Bullimore
"Matterhorn" Galen Behr, Jack McManus, Andrew Bullimore
"Cassiopeia" Galen Behr, Jack Mcmanus, Andrew Bullimore
Courage Non-album single "Let Me Let You Down" Joseph Carson, Kaity Dunstall, Laura Dockrill
Winnie Raeder From Here "Still" Winnie Raeder, Jacob Attwool
Felix Jaehn Non-album single "Love On Myself"

(featuring Calum Scott)

Andrew Bullimore, Felix Jaehn, Tom Mann, Vincent Kottkamp
Anna Of The North Dream Girl "Playing Games" Anna Lotterud, Barney Lister
"Dream Girl" Anna Lotterud, Barney Lister
LUME Edge Of My Seat EP "Something Sweeter" Zara Kershaw, Daniel Holloway
Armin van Buuren Balance "Million Voices" Andrew Bullimore, Alastair Lloyd-Webber, Armin van Buuren, Benno De Goeij
Winnie Raeder Non-album single "She" Winnie Raeder, Jacob Attwool
Monsta X All About Luv "MISBEHAVE" Andrew Bullimore, Derrick Milano, The Invisible Men
Conor Maynard Non-album single "Hate How Much I Love You" Andrew Bullimore, Conor Maynard, Jake Torrey, Noah Conrad
Lily Moore More Moore Mixtape "Breakfast" Lily Rendle-Moore
2020 ITZY IT'z Me "Nobody Like You" Yubin, Andrew Bullimore, 이우민 ‘Collapsedone’
Tiesto & Becky Hill The London Sessions "Nothing Really Matters" Ollie Green, Karen Poole, Kye Gibbon, Matt Robson-Scott, Becky Hill, Ryan Ashley, Tijs Verwest
Becky Hill Only Honest on the Weekend "Space" David Whelan, Mark Ralph, Michael Di Scala, Becky Hill
Tom Grennan Evering Road "Amen" Wayne Hector, Tinashe Fazakerley, Lucian Nagy, Tom Grennan
Paloma Faith Infinite Things "Last Night On Earth" Paloma Faith, Patrick Wimberley
TWICE Eyes Wide Open "Do What We Like" Rod Radwagon, Grace Barker, Sana Minatazoki
"Behind The Mask" Sam Klepmner, Dua Lipa, Jacob Attwooll, Jang Da-hye
2021 Enhypen Non-album single "10 months" Josh Record, Tom Mann, Lostboy, Andrew Bullimore
Armin van Buuren Non-album single "Should Be Loving You" Josh Record, Andrew Bullimore
Armin van Buuren Non-album single "Anita" Josh Record, Andrew Bullimore
YOU Non-album single "Find U" Josh Record, Andrew Bullimore
2022 Galantis & Navos Non-album single "What It Feels Like" Josh Record, Andrew Bullimore

Live performance[edit]

Josh Record played throughout the summer of 2013 and 2014 at music festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Hard Rock Calling, Latitude Festival, and T in The Park Festival.

Josh Record has supported the likes of London Grammar, Bastille, Lorde, Rodriguez, Michael Kiwanuka and touring across UK and Europe with Sam Smith in February 2014.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Lester, Paul (29 April 2013). "Josh Record (No 1,502)". New Band of the Week. The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ Staff Reporter (28 November 2013). "Interview: Stroud sing-songwriter Josh Record". Gloucestershire Echo. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b O'Connell, Thomas (May 2014). "Josh Record Interview". The Student Pocket Guide. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b Morgan, Laurence (4 April 2014). "Interview: Josh Record". The Yorker. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ Cairns, Dan. "A compassionate soul". The Times. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  6. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (26 November 2013). "Zane Lowe lists his 100 favourite records of 2013". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Zane Lowe reveals his 100 hottest records of 2014". Retrieved 3 February 2023.

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