Melbourne singer-songwriter Joshua Batten (pictured) is going on tour, following the release of his new single Coming to Our Senses.
One year on from releasing his autobiographical magnum opus, the ambitious and critically acclaimed album Learn to Live Again, Coming to Our Senses is an uplifting pop-rock anthem that focuses on bringing optimism, acceptance and tolerance back into the public consciousness.
“In the last couple of years, there appears to have been a rise in cynicism and intolerance, and people who may have been friends in the past are no longer on speaking terms, due to differing political views or lifestyle choices,” Batten said. “Coming to Our Senses is not about putting differences aside and being ignorant – instead it’s about making an effort to be more socially conscious and considerate. Rather than shunning someone for their beliefs or calling them out, I think we need to take a step back, calm down, and discuss our differences rationally, without anger and without judgement, because the things that unite us should always be stronger than what divides us.”
Following the release of the single, Batten will be playing a selection of headline and festival shows across Central Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
He will also play headline gigs in Sydney and Bendigo, alongside appearances at Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival and Port Noarlunga Blues Festival.
Coming to Our Senses is available to stream on all platforms. Tickets for Batten’s show are available online: joshuabatten.com.au