When the onset of the pandemic brought about the dissolution of the band he’d fronted since eighth grade, Joe P found himself in isolation with time to step out and experiment on his own. From the refuge of his New Jersey basement studio, he threw himself into writing, recording and producing his most personal material to date. Posting homegrown ideas to TikTok, Joe P watched as his raw acoustic videos drew millions of views and over 300K followers in just a few months. Among those new fans was Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, who kicked Joe’s career into hyperdrive by duetting alongside his self-made “Fighting In The Car” video.
A deal with Neon Gold/Atlantic was quickly followed by the release of Joe P’s acclaimed debut EP, Emily Can’t Sing, highlighted by the viral hit singles, “All Day I Dream About (first introduced as “Adidases” in a hugely popular TikTok teaser) and “Off My Mind,” which spent 2 weeks at #1 and 9 weeks in the top 5 at Triple A radio and received a new version featuring K. Flay in February.
Following Emily Can’t Sing, Joe P released his seven-song project, French Blonde, in October 2022. The official live performance video for “French Blonde” also serves as the opening scene of Joe P’s short horror film, “If We Run,” starring Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Kevin Interdonato (The Sopranos), and Joe P as himself. Joe embarked on his debut headline tour this Spring, selling out venues throughout the East coast and Midwest. He will be performing at Maryland festival Oceans Calling in September and has headline dates on the West Coast this Fall. By the end of 2023 Joe will have headlined across the entire US.