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"Ashes": What Song For a Single?

poll Best representation of "Ashes"?
Let It In
Infinite Horizon
A Thousand Skins (Part 2)
The Handyman's Lament
Already There
Together On Our Own
Swimming in Turpentine
A Thousand Skins (Part 1)
Motionless Land
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"Ashes": What Song For a Single?

Posted on Mon, Nov 22, 2010

Fairly often I need to choose one or two songs to promote from the album for websites, radio, etc. For those of you who have heard "Ashes", which song would you pick that best represents it? 

   Discussion: "Ashes": What Song For a Single?
Dan M (anon) · 6 years ago
Your music is GREAT, Josh. You should definitely charge to download it. You could at least pay for your page if you did (at least most of the months you could)...
Josh Woodward Back · 6 years ago

Thanks, Dan! I do sell my music in the store, and on iTunes, and of course I appreciate the support from that, but giving it away for free as well has always been important to me. 

Rachael (anon) · 6 years ago
*I* think "Cherubs"... but my favorite is DEFINITELY Swimming in Turpentine!!! Awesome job!!!
Michael Waddell (anon) · 6 years ago
Let It In has great radio potential, best for hooking people not already acquainted with your music. Some other songs on the album are really great, maybe even better, but don't have the same hook potential. (Cherubs and Already There are other good choices.)
Nicolas Predella (anon) · 6 years ago
In my opinion, Already There and Let It In would be a good choice.
Steve the QiRanger (anon) · 6 years ago
I'd go with Cherubs and Already There.
Aitor gara (anon) · 6 years ago
Let it in, it's the most commercial one.
tordeu · 6 years ago
This really is a tough one. "Let It In" is definitely a choice. I really love "Together On Our Own", though, so I voted for that. I don't if everybody thinks I am crazy, but I could really see that chorus being performed with a gospel choir. Pompeii, Cherubs. A Thousand Skins (Part 1) and Anchor are really great as well. I am glad that I don't have to pick ;-)
Josh Woodward Back · 6 years ago

*laughs* I could hear that, too. Irony overload for the win! :D

Kat (anon) · 6 years ago
I had a really hard time deciding between Let It In and Cherubs, so I voted for Cherubs because it has less votes so far. Let It In does have the advantage of already having a video, though. My favorite is A Thousand Skins, but it wouldn't really make a good single. I'll just play it on repeat & give you lots of scrobbles. :P
3! (anon) · 6 years ago

I'm gonna go with Cherubs. The fact that it's on Audiosurf Radio this week doesn't hurt :)

Jaret (anon) · 5 years, 11 months ago
Definitely Swimming in Turpentine in my opinion. Let it In is excellent as well and I've grown partial to Infinite Horizon (Though this would never work as a single). Something with that awesome piano going on!
R.Siddharth · 5 years, 11 months ago
I think this song is the best one in this Album.Especially the Lyrics are so real and natural and it is the first JoshWoodward's song which made sense and meaning to me-About growing up,enduring "meaninglessness",life and death...This song really "struck a chord" in the spaces of my mind. I don't know why, perhaps I can find connections of my own life in that song.I voted for this one.
Steven MacKendree · 5 years, 11 months ago
I would say it depends on the type of station the song is playing on as to which singles should play... I love A Thousand Skins (Part 1), but it would probably be a little too long, and probably too slow for typical radio play. While every song is amazing in it's own right, I would say that Cherubs and Let It In would be the best for general radio play.
Jaret (anon) · 5 years, 11 months ago
After listening to the album and nothing else, it's become a much harder decision. Personally I would choose let it in, though if it's an alternative station I would choose anchor. This was difficult because a thousand skins part 2 and Pompeii were the only songs I really didn't care for.
Arturo (anon) · 5 years, 11 months ago

Well Josh, after I saw the result, it's necessary to stop the poll, do you think?

"Let It In" and "Cherubs" are perfect songs to be singles.



Teri (anon) · 5 years, 6 months ago
Swimming in Turpentine is an awesome song!! I love the bouncy, upbeat tune! You should write/play more of those. Let It In is good too. Thanks!!
tyess (anon) · 5 years, 1 month ago
I totally love "Together on or own", even when somehow it makes me fell sad.
MonicaG (anon) · 4 years, 11 months ago
Is it too late to pick? I don't know why, but I choose Handyman's Lament :)) It just randomly played on my iPod after I downloaded Ashes, and I fell in love with. But I don't know, you have an awesome array of songs that I might change my mind any minute. ;)
anna (anon) · 4 years, 7 months ago
"wake me if we should crash ashore..." i like melancholy songs. this one is the one that I like. maybe it could be a single... :)
anna (anon) Back · 4 years, 7 months ago
i like those long winded lyrics... "but haaaaaaaaaaaaaaangs so loose..." you go man.
Josh Woodward Back · 4 years, 6 months ago

Haha, I'm glad to hear that. All of my listeners are so nice that I almost never hear criticism of my songs - the only way I know when people don't like one of my songs is when there's a deafening silence about it, as there was with this one. But I've always thought this was one of the best songs I've ever done, so I'm glad someone has got my back with this. :D

anna (anon) · 4 years, 6 months ago
you got it. btw, thx for the b-day shout out :D

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