joe p, photo by Jimmy Fontaine

New Jersey artist joe p has released his second EP, titled French Blonde, and it's one of our favorite new releases.

The standout seven-track project is out now via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records, and it showcases a wide scope of the singer's musical skillset, including the popular lead single "All Day I Dream About" and "Happy People," but on songs like "I'm On Fire" and title track "French Blonde" joe displays a wealth of vocals, the former of which is a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 1984 song "I'm On Fire."

To coincide with the new project, joe p is releasing a short horror film called If We Run, starring Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos) and joe p as himself. That visual is coming soon.

"This EP feels like I finally got everything off my chest and out of my head that was stuck in there for way too long," says joe p. "I honestly have never made something that I don’t care what people think of more than this collection of songs because it doesn’t even feel like I could have made anything else other than what you hear. I recorded all of the vocals alone in my basement and I think I will always do that because it bakes in a sense of reality where the water heater could turn on at any moment and ruin everything.” 

Check out the EP and watch the short film on Monday.

joe p's live schedule:
10/20 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
10/22 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/25 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
10/27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
10/31 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
11/01 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11/04 – Dallas, TX – The Studio at the Factory
11/05 – Austin, TX – Parish
11/06 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
11/08 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
11/09 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West