The City Within

by Joshua Batten

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of The City Within. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases April 3, 2020

      $15 AUD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Deluxe Tri-Panel gatefold digipak with full 16-page colour booklet, featuring linear notes, lyrics, photos by Jason Rosewarne and artwork by Renee Garling.

    Includes digital pre-order of The City Within. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around April 3, 2020

      $25 AUD or more 

     

1.
Silver Dollars
2.
Bleeding Truth
3.
Falling Behind
4.
Clarity
5.
Bittersweet Afternoon
6.
The Fox And The Hound
7.
Tell Me I'm Wrong
8.
The Slide
9.
Behind Closed Doors
10.
Maybe
11.
12.

about

'The City Within' is the debut full-length studio album by Melbourne-based Roots-Rock Singer-Songwriter Joshua Batten, and his second major release overall following the mini-album "Searching For Answers" in 2017.

credits

releases April 3, 2020

All songs written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Productions
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering
Photography by Jason Rosewarne
Graphic Design & Artwork by Renee Garling

Joshua Batten:
Lead & Backing Vocals (All)
Electric & Acoustic Guitars (All)
Bass Guitar (1-5, 7-9, 11-12)
Keyboards (1-4, 7-8, 11-12)

Other Musicians:
Shane McMahon – Drums & Cymbals (1-5, 7-9, 11-12)
Sean O’Sullivan – Piano & Orchestral Arrangements (5, 9)
MJ Jeffrey – Backing Vocals (1-5, 7, 9, 12)
Mark Gardner – Trumpet (8-9)
Josh Voce – Flamenco Guitar (8)
Sarah Busuttil – Violin (9-10)
Alejandro Vega – Percussion (6, 8)

© 2019 Joshua Batten / Batten Down Music

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Joshua Batten Melbourne, Australia

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with the world. Equal parts folk, blues, country and rock, Joshua writes songs from the heart, with lyrics about modern living set against a retro musical backdrop.

Debut full-length album, "The City Within" Available April 3rd 2020.
... more

contact / help

Contact Joshua Batten

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Track Name: Hollywood Blues
CHORUS:
I thought this was the beginning
of a successful romance
But I had no sense of direction
I didn’t know how to dance
I’m losing all my precious time
to do the things that I should
‘cause I lost it all trying to make it in Hollywood

If dogs can walk and birds can fly
If one and one make two
Why am I stuck in the middle
of a scene I just can’t get through?
I need a second opinion
Before the concrete starts to set
And I spend the rest of my days in a circus, without a net

(CHORUS)

Lost my money on the freeway
Lost my talent in my car
Lost myself in a strange town
Good lord – have I gone too far?
Take a look at the odds now
There’s nothing more that I can do
Except sit back and stare at the land of red, white and blue

(CHORUS)

If you like Joshua Batten, you may also like: