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A$AP Rocky collaborator Joe Fox shows more candid songwriting talent with second single “Autopilot”

29 September 2016, 11:15 | Written by James Street

Joe Fox reassures us that it’ll all be OK, with his brilliant second single “Autopilot”; a tale of time going by whilst waiting for something good to happen.

Rewind to last year and Joe Fox was still best known (if known at all to some) for his vocal work on much of A$AP Rocky's 2015 album At.Long.Last.A$AP, a collaboration that came about after A$AP himself discovered the talented musician busking on the streets of London.

Fast forward to 2016 and Joe Fox is now standing on his own two feet, showcasing his solo abilities through the release of two stunning singles. The first to drop was “Like Jesus”, a beautifully crafted guitar track accompanied by Fox’s soulful voice. In a matter of days, Joe Fox has spoiled us again with his second single, “Autopilot”. The track stays true to Fox’s habitual stripped-back nature, consisting only of acoustic guitar and raw vocals. The simplicity of the track helps make it feel instantly familiar, which is testament to Fox’s ability to connect with the listener.

“Autopilot” surrounds the notion of being in a state of personal limbo and that it is OK to sometimes feel like you’re just coasting through life, searching for the next positive experience. The melody itself was inspired by Joe Fox’s time spent traveling in Los Angeles. He explains, “I wrote the Chorus in Los Angeles taking the bus from West Hollywood all the way down to Santa Monica - that chorus just came into my head and all day I was walking around Venice beach by the ocean singing it. It felt like the spirit of Los Angeles inspired these pretty melodies”.

You can listen to both “Autopilot” and “Like Jesus” below. Both singles will feature on Joe Fox’s debut EP Acoustic Alley Sessions, coming out in October 2016 via prominent tastemaker label Blue Flowers Music.

Joe Fox UK tour dates:


5 - Scotch, London
11 - Fallow Café, Manchester
12 - Glad Café, Glasgow
13 – Ort Café, Birmingham
17 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18 – The Gallimaufry, Bristol
19 - Notes Café, Southampton
20 - The Montague Arms, London
25 - The Horn, St Albans
26 - Komedia Studio, Bath
27 - The Wardrobe, Leeds
28 - Also Known As, Banbury


1 - Ruby Sessions, Dublin
2 - Whelan’s, Dublin
3 - Dolan’s, Limerick
4 - Voodoo, Belfast
5 - The Loft, Galway
9 - The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin
10 - Madhatters, Inverness
11 - Woodlands, Stornoway
12 - CeilidhPlace, Ullapool
14 - The Basement, York
15 - The Polar Bear, Hull
16 - The Maypole, Derby
17 - Head Of Steam, Newcastle
18 - Studio 2, Liverpool
23 - Clwb Lfor Bach, Cardiff
24 - Hope & Ruin, Brighton

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