*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Josh Tavares*
|I have really struggled with social anxiety and thought I had gotten past it when contemplating whether to attend a New Year’s Eve party a few years back. The feelings re-emerged, which made me feel like someone had taken over my brain temporarily.|
“Con Man,” taken from my album, ASHES, out now, encapsulates one of the rare moments where I have written a song about my feelings in the moment, instead of looking back.
Click here to watch the official music video for “Con Man.”
Cuz everytime that I get sad, I get so scared I’ll fall into my past
These lyrics capture the defensive instinct I have after struggling with mental health issues a few years back. When something negative happens, my first thought is to protect myself from going to that dark place I left behind years ago.
The songs on ASHES centre around the theme of growth – growing out of toxic relationships, figuring out what you want in life, determining what it means to be treated properly by someone, or getting through a tough time and coming out smarter and stronger because of an experience.
I hope that you can hear your own experiences reflected in these songs.
Thanks for your support!
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