Young Sydney based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Josué is set to release his debut EP, Bad News next month on Thursday 9th July at The Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney with special guest Lana Rita. Both of these fierce soul artists made waves locally last year during the Sydney leg of the Soulfest Soul Search competition. Since then, Josue has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his EP and receiving a tonne of love internationally with his new music, including at SoulBounce. Kitten Jam posed a few questions to Josue to get to know him better. Have a read of out interview below and find out who Josue would love to create magic in the studio with and what icons have influenced the neo soul meets acid jazz musical styling of this newcomer.
Kitten Jam: Who is Josué?
Josué: Josué Is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, musician specializing in soul music.
KJ: What does your music stand for? How would you describe it?
J: My music stands for my experiences and those that connect with those experiences. I would say my music is somewhere between jazz and Earth Wind and Fire.
KJ: You are about to release your debut EP, Bad News, can you tell us the story behind the name?
J: “Bad News” is a song on the record that describes the moments in which a confrontation will take place. I went through a few deep moments in my life with my family so this song describes one of those moments.
KJ: How long did the writing and recording process take for the EP?
J: It took a lot longer than expected. Myself and Co-Producer/Engineer Dave Truong Have been friends for many years. He’s the one that put the idea forward to make this record. That was nearly 3 and a half years ago so there were many song changes in that time as I began to find my sound. Most of the songs had already been written a while back. Click page number below to continue reading interview >>