Josef Salvat announces ‘Hustler’ music video and debut album details

By on February 19, 2015
Josef Salvat

After a breakthrough year that saw Josef Salvat garner over 2.5 million SoundCloud plays for his debut EP In Your Prime, he returns with a ‘noir’, cinematic masterpiece for “Hustler.” Directed by Casper Balslev, renowned for his thought-provoking, provocative short films and artist videos for the likes of MØ and The Presets, the dark ambiguity of the video reflects the lyrics of the track which explores the search for intimacy in a world which can often feel void of emotion, and the universal search for love.


Photo Credit: Mark Kean


Noisey premiered the video this week, noting “”Hustler” cements the Aussie-born, London-based singer’s rep as a talent who combines hook-heavy melodicism-delivered in his uniquely plush tones-with a dusky sensuality, and this video for “Hustler” merely underscores this notion, while deepening the song’s inherent ambiguity.”


Watch the video for “Hustler” via Noisey here


The Australian-born, London-based musician’s version of the Sia-written and Rhianna-performed ballad “Diamonds” has now had a whopping 3.5 million YouTube plays, which Sia herself called “beautiful”. The track is also taking Europe by storm, reaching number #1 at French iTunes and hitting the radio main stream around the continent.


Watch “Diamonds” here
Having supported BANKS on her sold out UK tour last year and sold out his own London show, Josef will play his first (now sold out) UK headline tour this month. “Hustler” provides the next page in Josef’s beguiling story, giving us a careful taster of what’s to come on the debut album, set for release later this year.


in your prime

In Your Prime EP Tracklisting


  1. Open Season
  2. This Life
  3. Shoot and Run
  4. Diamonds



Press Quotes


[Josef Salvat] just elbowed his way to the front of the year’s ‘pop guys to watch’ queue.” FADER


He’s somebody that you ought to know.” The Guardian


He’s a sensitive male crooner-type, whose music can still appeal to people who aren’t necessarily into male crooner types.” KCRW



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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.