Josh Groban Talks 'All That Echoes' Track-By-Track
Groban recently told Billboard that his inspiration for recording "I Believe," and his reasons for closing "All That Echoes" with the song have to do with Wonder's skill for truly universal songwriting.
"Stevie Wonder writes these universally epic melodies that are a bit genre-less. He's genre-less. We just felt this was a great, positive, uplifting message to end a record that takes on every shade of love," Groban said. "We were going to fade it out at the end, and we decided, going back to what we learned from the live experience, if we were going to end the show with this song, how would we end the album with this song? So I said, 'I think we should have a big drum crash at the end of this.' The whole last 30 seconds is me on the drums."
The newly-made accompanying video pays homage to this awe-inspiring outro. The pop-classical star starts off singing alone in a large, ornate hall, all in black and white. Slowly, as the music gains momentum, first a band and then an orchestra-sized group of musicians appear, just in time for the grand finale in full color.
Released Feb. 5, "All That Echoes" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 145,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was Groban's third No. 1 album, following 2003's "Closer" and 2007's "Noel."