Joe Barksdale’s #MoonbeamMusicMonday and Latest R&B Single: Emotional
Austin-based, acclaimed indie rock/electric soul/R&B artist and NFL vet, Joe Barksdale announces #MoonbeamMusicMonday, a weekly single release series as part of a multi-album project for 2021.
Named after the single “Moonbeam” from his 2020 EP, Sincerely, #MoonBeamMusicMonday is in full swing, including four new releases since February, with a focus on the single “Emotional”, out now.
Taking a different direction from Barksdale’s soulful Sincerely, these tracks are beat and production-driven and provide a more in-depth look at the artist Barksdale really is. This is done by including anecdotes from his early childhood to the present day and sharing these stories and encounters he’s never written about or discussed before.
The songs are part of the year’s first quarter of releases, which will culminate on his album Omari, released April 2nd.
Barksdale reveals, “Emotional” is his “first attempt at addressing my mental health issues head-on with no similes or metaphors.”
A former NFL player for the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, and San Diego Chargers, Barksdale has been featured in articles for sites, such as American Songwriter, V13.net, Pancakes and Whiskey, Austin Monthly, Austin Chronicle, ESPN, The Los Angeles Times, Fender, San Diego Tribune, and CBS Sports, among others.
“Dope flow, substantial beat work, stylish vibes, and bewitching melody prove to be a rousing showcase of the artist…” says Last Day Deaf.