Sept 29, 2023
Joe Alexander Shepherd is a composer and pianist from York, UK, and a graduate from Paul McCartney’s acclaimed Academy of Music in Liverpool. Writing and composing music since he was 15 years old, Shepherd mixes modern contemporary-classical with subtle touches of atmospheric melancholy.
The piano has always been in the heart of his songs, adding his own unique twist with textural synths to bring the simplistic and minimalistic melodies to life. Highlights of his work include the music for various advertising campaigns such as UEFA’s World War One Truce video starring footballers Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney & Gareth Bale to name a few, Rugby Football Union (RFU), BBC1, BBC2, Land Rover and "We Rise", a moving piece written for the viral short video Italia, by filmmaker Oliver Astrologo, and a love letter to the country that was so badly affected by the Covid19 virus.
In his recent compositions, Shepherd has delved into his own unique melancholy writing style, taking inspiration from Ludovico Einaudi, Patrick Hamilton, Dustin O’Halloran and beyond.
This is ultimately a collection of Shepherd's favorite songs. Here's what the artist had to say about his debut album.
"I’ve composed since I was 17, inspired by the beautiful nature of northern England. I feel we all have our ways of expressing ourselves, for me it’s sitting down at the piano & writing songs from the heart whether I’m feeling happy or sad. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did creating it. The concept of of the album is for each track to take you on a different transitional journey throughout Time."
3. Beautiful Girl
4. Song II
12. Into the Dark
13. Streets of Paris
"Dimensions" is available now in all streaming platforms via Nettwerk.