‘Mandala Brush’ is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed live record ‘Live at the Lovesong’ (2017). With his forthcoming album Josh Haden wanted to replicate the sound he’s been capturing at these live shows. All of the songs were recorded live in the studio. There were no click tracks used. Many of the songs were developed at the Love Song Bar in LA over a period of several months. The album contains 11 songs, including catchy ones like ‘Sugarkane’, ‘Laurel, Clementine’ or the gospelesque ‘You bring me up’. But also endless, psychedelic jams like ‘Rooster Cogburn’ or the jazzy ‘Tangerine’. About the album title Josh says “a mandala is an ancient and sacred symbol representing the oneness of the universe. The “brush” in the context of this album is a modern and secular tool used in computer art applications. The mandala brush helps facilitate the creation of mandalas, but is never a finished mandala in and of itself”.