Following on from the single release which dropped on Christmas Eve, Joshua J recently revealed the official video for ‘Let Go’, shot in Barcelona.
Speaking on the video, the 20-year-old Dutch artist says “Somehow I couldn’t come up with an idea for the video, so my best friend booked us flights to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and we decided to ‘let go’.”
As well as this, Joshua J has announced his debut LP ‘1998’ which is due for release on 8th March 2019. Joshua J started writing and singing when he moved out of the foster home he grew up in. Creating this album helped him to process a lot of what happened in the first nineteen years of his life. It brought him closer to who he is and outlined who he wants to become. ‘1998’ represents Joshua in his purest, more sincere form.
Growing up in foster care, Joshua J – has already won over the likes of Dr. Dre & Julie Adenuga (Beats 1) on earlier material. A DIY pioneer in every sense, Joshua J is not only a vocalist but also produces and masters his own material. He is also fully involved in the artwork creation, as well as directing, filming and editing his own visual content. Joshua also releases material through his own label ‘CMP Records’ (Custom Made Passion).
He began playing the piano at the age of 6 and went on to become a DJ aged 12 – which won him first prize in a National competition. Leaving the DJ career behind, Joshua J has since opened for acts such as Col3trane, ODIE & TheColorGrey.
2019 we’ll see Joshua J release a wealth of new material and a UK tour is in sight. But for now, it’s time to ‘Let Go’.