Review of Josh Wilson’s Upcoming Album That Was Then, This is Now

July 24, 2015
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Singer, song-writer Josh Wilson is back on the music scene with his upcoming album, That Was Then, This is Now (Sparrow Records). Wilson, who has already had five of his past singles reach the Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, looks to be in good shape for adding to that impressive accomplishment with several songs from this 11 track release.

A self-confessed introvert who has been open about his struggle with anxiety, Josh is more determined now than ever to not let the past define him. Of his past battles and moving forward, Wilson had this to say:

I haven’t necessarily gotten completely free of my anxiety, but I’ve decided to continue moving forward. God’s using me despite my weakness. A lot of times, I feel like fear is a good indicator of the direction you should go… Whatever you’re afraid of, you might want to look into doing.

His newly found confidence in doing just that provided the inspiration for much of the new album’s content. Wilson is more determined than ever to share God’s message and his story with others through his music. He is  excited to hit the road and connect with fans to hear their “then and now” stories. Josh shares part of his own “then and now” story here while discussing the story behind the album’s title track, which celebrates the new life found in Christ.

The album can be pre-ordered on Wilson’s site now and will be available to the public on July 31, 2015. To help pass the time during the wait, the artist has released video’s for several sure-to-be hits from the album, such as Blown Away and an acoustic version of No More. The video for the title track, which is playing on radio stations now, can be checked out below.


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Tara is an avid reader and developing writer who resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband and three children. Along with writing for HJ, Tara is finalizing the look of her personal blog and will be a contributor to a community blog that is set to premiere in October 2015.

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