TUNE Joe Parsons - Pilot
Musician and professional comedian, Joe Parsons releases his “coming out track”, ‘Pilot’ on August 21st, 2020, taken from his upcoming debut self-titled album, released October 13th, 2020.
Originally from Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, now based in London, Joe has been playing piano and making music since the tender age of five. With a grounding in jazz piano and a diet of alternative music during his teens, songwriting is in his blood. He has always been deeply inspired by a number of genres, most prominently the local West Country delicacy of trip-hop.
This album looks at the last decade visiting key moments of his life since coming out. It gives honest account of alienation through homosexuality, unrealistic expectation of success, the breakdown of relationships, repression of masculinity, self-doubt, and anxieties around body image. It’s an ode to what it was to be a gay man growing up in the 90s and early 00's. ‘Pilot’ is the first single taken from the album and is the beginning of Joe’s story.
Mastered at Abbey Road by Andrew Walter (David Bowie, The Who, Coldplay, Radiohead), it showcases the atmospheric melodies and vast soundscapes that the album presents.