When the onset of the pandemic brought about the dissolution of the band he'd fronted since eighth grade, joe p found himself in isolation with time to step out and experiment on his own. From the refuge of his New Jersey basement studio, he threw himself into writing, recording and producing his most personal material to date. Posting homegrown ideas to TikTok, joe p watched as his raw acoustic videos drew millions of views and over 300K followers in just a few months. Among those new fans was Apple Music's Zane Lowe, who kicked joe's career into hyperdrive by duetting alongside his self-made "Fighting In The Car" video. A deal with Neon Gold/Atlantic was quickly followed by the acclaimed release of joe p's acclaimed debut EP, Emily Can't Sing.