(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Asbury Park’s joe p. released “Baby Teeth” featuring Mothica and announced a forthcoming EP this Fall. This track follows the earlier releases “Off My Mind” and “Fighting in the Car” as the newest signing to Neon Gold Records (Matt Maeson, Charli XCX, HAIM, The Knocks, et. al).
“Baby Teeth is a bittersweet celebration of growing up," explained joe p. "Responsibilities start to take up the space that was allotted for the people in your life and you find yourself in more and more situations where you have to decide who you really want to be a part of it. Or at least that’s what’s happening to me. The idea of Mothica being on this song didn’t hit me until after I fully finished recording it.
"I was listening back to what I had and realized how much better it would be with her voice mixed in," continued joe p. "She brought an emotion and feeling to it that I never could have achieved on my own and the first time listening back to the track with her vocals on it, I couldn’t believe I was almost going to release it as just my vocal alone.”
"I first heard 'Baby Teeth' by Deal Casino a few years ago and it became an instant favorite," said Mothica. "We tried to play a show together, but it didn’t work out. Then when Joe went off to do his solo project, we reconnected during the pandemic and I found out he was re-recording it. Obviously I had to jump on it! I love this song and I’m excited for the world to catch on to the talents of joe p.“
When the onset of the pandemic and collapse of the live touring industry brought about the dissolution of the band he’d fronted since 8th grade, joe p found himself in isolation with time to step out and experiment on his own for the very first time. He threw himself into a new creative outlet, writing, recording and producing his most honest material to date from the refuge of his basement studio in New Jersey. What he surfaced with months later was a no frills, no pretense, raw and honest expression of self, and so he re-emerged into the world for the first time as his truest self, joe p.
Writing and posting homegrown ideas to TikTok, he watched as they organically started to take off and his following snowballed to over 282k and millions of views in just a few months. Fans mobilized to spread the word and caught the attention of Zane Lowe who dueted a video of Joe debuting a taste of "Fighting in the Car", kicking Joe's ascent into hyperdrive. Having grabbed the attention of labels and gatekeepers alike, Joe signed a deal with Neon Gold Records to release his debut EP!
joe p. will support Australian alternative-trio, Middle Kids on tour this fall:
Sat Sept 18 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
Sun Sept 19 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Mon Sept 20 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wed Sept 22 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Thu Sept 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Photo by Cody Cutter