PRINCE JOSH shares his final single (video directed by Austin Hutchings) called “Bring The Beat Back” from his new album Moth, released Friday August 25th via Hand Drawn Dracula. Working with award winning producer Jim Anderson (Moby, Mark Ronson, Massive Attack) and Joel Ford (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jacques Greene, Com Truise), Moth marks a stylistic shift from McIntyre’s hazy lo-fi take on dance music to a crisp three dimensional sound rooted in an early trip hop that could be found on a “Late Night Tales” compilation.
Having hit a wall trying to find material to sample he started writing full songs with the intention of ripping them apart to create something new. The idea evolved into a process of recording two separate works for each track and piecing them together into a much larger musical puzzle.
“”Bring The Beat Back” was the last track written for the album after realizing I needed a song that people could dance to,” Josh says. “I wanted to step away from some of the more house adjacent music I’d been working on in favor of a late 90’s ‘Big Beat’ sound. I wanted to make a track that could be played in both a club and a big rock festival.”
Prince Josh (Josh McIntyre) is a producer, songwriter and DJ based in Toronto Canada. He is best known as half of the electronic pop duo Prince Innocence as well as the Mexican Summer / Captured Tracks post-punk outfit Little Girls. He released his debut album The Joy (2020) to resounding critical acclaim followed by remixes and singles for Nervous Records, Kitsune and Italians Do It Better.
“Prince Josh hones a fresh sound in his upcoming album Moth – incorporates themes and aspects of different styles of music production to form a cohesive and enticing sound” – METAL MAGAZINE
“Moths go through an incredible transformation during their life, and this insect became a symbol of change and resurrection. While his distinctive dreamy and hazy sound remains present, the record marks a sound shift towards downtempo and trip-hop” – HIGHCLOUDS
“McIntyre has a way with melody… ‘Moth’ is a perfectly pleasant way to let the minutes drift by” – ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE
“With flawless production, a somber aesthetic, and intricate melodies, this album delves deep into the shadows, capturing a dark magnum opus that’ll captivate you from the very beginning” – LAST DAY DEAF
“a stylistic pivot away from his signature lo-fi, hazy dance music to a more three-dimensional and crisp sound based on early trip-hop” – EXCLAIM