Straight to the point, Josh Collins shares his thoughts about his artistic career. I also asked him about his acoustic chilled out ballad, “Hold You Back”, whose music video offers spectacular views of a natural landscape. Learn more below, I swear you’ll like it.
1 —In one sentence, can you tell us who is Josh Collins?
26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer from London. I write the theme toon sing the theme toon.
2 — What do you prefer city life or freedom and nature?
Probably say a bit of both. Everything in moderation.
3 — Where did you get the inspiration to write all your songs?
Anything. It could be through instrumentation like a chord progression, melody, bass line. But can also be through reflections of your own emotions like family/relationships.
4 — What is your ideal when it comes to music collaborations?
I’d love to work with Jamie Woon, he’s awesome.
I don’t try and compete with others so its tough question for me to answer. I have made music for myself and have been fully focused on honing my skill set and challenging myself to create new ideas. Even if it does make me feel uncomfortable!
6 — How long was the whole production process of your new single “Hold You Back”?
Hold You Back was written about a year before it came out in November 2017. The video was filmed over 3 days but the whole music video process took months to complete.
7 — What is this song truly about?
It’s about love and my relationship.
8 — Where did you shoot the music video?
In the Lake District, North-West England.
9 — What can we expect from your next single?
I’ve got about 3/4 ideas all of which are different. As the autumnal season has hit us I find myself playing around with open tunings and folk. However, I have a single ready to go which is a powerful upbeat indie throwback. I think people will enjoy its vibe.
10 — Lastly, what has been your biggest success so far?
Having awesome support around me, always.