Rising star Joshua J shares new video for ‘Call Me’ and drops his brand new single ‘No Reply’
The new single ‘No Reply’ treads a similar textural path to ‘Call Me’, but with woozy chords and a tight beat underpinning a more rapid, complex lyrical flow from Joshua. A bright, optimistic bridge leads us to a beautiful chorus where his soaring vocals are contrasted against classic ‘90s hip-hop feels. The jazzy bassline carries a gorgeous collage of sound that perfectly complements Joshua’s soothing tones.
Joshua shares, “On ‘Call Me’ I’m basically saying that the person who I used to date can always call me if she needs a hand to hold. On ‘No Reply’ I explain that I’m not settling for anything less than what I’m envisioning. Everything that doesn’t meet the expectations will receive ‘no reply’”
Joshua J: “‘1998’ was about my youth growing up in foster care, away from all biological family members except for my younger sister. On the ‘1998’ release day I moved away from a village to live in Amsterdam. After making that decision I started making notable developments on both musical and personal levels. I became surrounded by more like minded individuals and got some really great opportunities because of the album’s release. For the first time it felt like I could leave behind the hardships I went through and focus more on the now. The ‘Better Times.”