Don’t Look Back EP
(Black River Entertainment)
For every household name artist, there are many more working away in the quiet, making great music without a big spotlight. Perhaps, at least in recent years, Josh Wilson is one of those artists. You’ve likely heard his songwriting collaborations or perhaps even seen him on tour with big names like Steven Curtis Chapman or Casting Crowns. Though we haven’t heard much new music from this talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist within the past few years, his new EP Don’t Look Back is here to help you rediscover his work, a short but strong collection of joyful songs about the ordinary beauty.
Perhaps “Self Less” and “Dream Small” best sum up the ethos of the album, two joyful pop tunes celebrating humility, quiet service, and the power of everyday faithfulness. And “Borrow (One Day at a Time)” shows off Wilson’s skill in combining scripture and storytelling to offer hope for everyone. It’s a brief EP, but a welcome return, with just enough to leave us excited to her the next chapter of his story.
–Jen Rose Yokel