Josh Rouse Shares Sunny New Single ‘She’s In LA’ From His Upcoming Album ‘Going Places’

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Josh Rouse shares new summer-ready single “She’s In LA,” from his upcoming album Going Places, out July 29 via Yep Roc Records.

Featuring a laid-back groove, the song is accompanied by a Townes Van Zandt-inspired camcorder-style music video. Rouse recently spoke to Magnet Magazine, who called the album “feel-good scratching, spontaneous hooks and a slightly exotic groove that should translate perfectly to live.” Pre-Order Going Places here.

“In June 1993, I dropped out of college, planning to move to Los Angeles,” Rouse explains. “The idea was to move there and start a band with a few friends, things you do when you’re in your twenties. I went to South Dakota for a few months to save some money while living with my family In late July my bandmates decided not to go to LA I moved to Tempe, AZ, interning at a recording studio on an impulse. turned out to be a successful venture (I also took tables at a Scottsdale resort), returned to Tennessee and re-enrolled in college six months later I often wonder what would have happened if I had gone to LA”

Going Places came together over the past two years when Josh Rouse found himself unable to film and took refuge with his family in Spain. With his Spanish band, he started creating new songs in a small local venue owned by a friend, resulting in ten road-ready tracks with a looser, more relaxed vibe than his previous work.

Where 2018’s Love in the Modern Age saw it take a left turn into keyboard-based retro-new wave territory, Going Places is steeped in classic guitar melodies, with touches of organ and horn, layers of backing vocals and a distinctive southern twang. Rouse shared two previous singles, including the guitar-driven “Hollow Moon” and the 1970s-inspired “Stick Around,” which BrooklynVegan called “a song that’s warm, welcoming, unassuming and a promising taste of the new LP.”

Over the past two decades, Josh Rouse has cemented his status as one of this generation’s most acclaimed songwriters with insightful lyrics and his warm, effortless style. His work has been celebrated by the press, including Associated Press, Billboard, NPR Music, Los Angeles Times, BrooklynVegan, Salon and more.

Forbes called him “a masterful songwriter”, and Paste said, “His knack for creating a simple feeling over an upbeat melody shines through again and again.” Now 50 years old, Going Places marks the next step in his career. Looking to the future, the new album once again proves Rouse’s undeniable ability to evolve and push his sound forward, delivering something both familiar and totally new.

Watch the new music video here:

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June 25 – Albany, NY @ The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
June 26 – Cambridge, MA @ Club Passim
June 28 – Old Saybrook, CT @ Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
June 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
June 30 – New York, NY @ City Winery
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September 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo
September 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Dakota

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