Creative Loafing feature

There's a lot to bounce around to on Infinity & Beyond,  but listeners shouldn't let the  vintage groove and dance-floor ready tempo on songs like  "Don't Catch Feelings" and "Honey Dip" fool them thinking that the new release from Joshua Cruz is a happy one. Just listen to "Losing You" where the 26-year-old songwriter locks into a hypnotizing wash of bass and synth before throwing all of the weight from a relationship gone bad onto his shoulders. There's a hurt there, and it's almost palpable.

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Best Albums of 2017

Black Is Classier It’s really hard to say where Bay area singer-songwriter Joshua Cruz is going to end up landing (we’re thinking L.A.), but the soaring vocals and pristine pop production he showed off on a one-off single, “Poison Lips,” finally got some company on this 37-minute effort. Cruz, 25, also dared other local R&B singers to step up to the plate by adding live tracks like “You Know It’s Complicated,” which got to shine, stripped down and backed up with an ace live band.

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Joshua Cruz featured on Daytime

Joshua Cruz is a talented singer/songwriter who is using social media to make for a name for himself in music. The 24-year-old native of the Tampa Bay area describes his style as "urban pop," and says he's inspired by the music of Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. 

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