On his new music, Joe says, “I’ve got a hell of a lot of songs to get out there, so I’ll be releasing them in waves with a EP every month for the next four years. I may take a quick rest after releasing my first 200 songs.”
Scarborough has spent the last year holed up in studios recording 50 of his 400 original songs. His band has played regular electrifying shows in standing-room only club settings in Scarborough’s Upper Westside neighborhood. The shows compelled Scarborough to double down on his music mission.
Releasing 200 songs in four years may seem like a monumental challenge for a public figure who hosts one of the most important political shows in America and writes a regular column for the Washington Post, but it is all in a day’s work for a songwriter who penned a 36-song musical during his first year of law school.
After listening, you will find yourself agreeing with Billboard that Scarborough does, indeed, have chops. And if you catch Scarborough live, you may understand why fashion legend André Leon Talley believes the great Andy Warhol would whole heartedly approve of this year’s most surprising debut artist.