Frank Joshua, an amazing and brilliant UK-based vocalist and composer who made his debut in 2020 with “Panic In the Kitchen,” is distinctive in his songs available today. Working with remixer extraordinaire, Jon Kennedy, the team released “Five Minutes(John Kennedy Remix)” on October 14th and it’s one of a kind. The music includes attenuation that contributes to the ambiance, giving us a delightful treat, and is made significantly more appealing by vocal processing and harmonization. The song is quite strong, with significant lyrics and superb songwriting. It piqued our interest, so we teamed up with Frank to learn more about the song. Stay tuned and have fun with the interview.
SONGWEB: Tell us about yourself and how your work as an artist influenced it.
FRANK JOSHUA: I’ve been making music, for myself really, for the past years but never really got around to releasing it. Then along came Numen Records and now we’ve put out 17 releases in 22 months! It’s freaky in a lot of ways. But also, really nice to have got all the work in the bank so we can concentrate on the releases now.
SONGWEB: What are the essential qualities that make you a good artist?
FRANK JOSHUA: Well, I hope people think I’m a decent singer and a good songwriter. Which is what all my music is based around. Good songs as the foundation.
SONGWEB: How would you go about energizing a tired audience?
FRANK JOSHUA: Great question! It’s always tempting to try harder when you feel like an audience isn’t fully engaged. But it works against you. The trick, if you can relax enough to allow it, is to relax and empathize. Go down rather than keep trying to go higher, gently recognize they’re probably tired and overstimulated and try being more intimate. It’s hard to do, as your anxiety can get the better of you but usually worth it.
SONGWEB: Where do you get your inspiration and what trends influence your work?
FRANK JOSHUA: I try hard to let the music flow through me without consciously influencing it. I find ‘getting out of your way is the way I work best. As soon as I start questioning or comparing, it seems to go off the boil. That said I’m still a huge Prince, Beatles, and Bowie and would love to think those influences are in there somewhere.
SONGWEB: Could you tell us about your current project and its production process?
FRANK JOSHUA: The basic approach with all these tracks is that I write the full song then hand it over to Tony White to produce it and turn it into something that sounds like a record. More recently we’ve teamed up with remixers, like Jon Kennedy, who work from the basics of the original track to create something new. But I like to think it all starts with the song.
SONGWEB: Could you describe the objective of your work?
FRANK JOSHUA: I don’t use my image in marketing as I’m keen to keep the music to the fore. It’s an experiment for sure and I don’t wear a mark on stage or anything like that, but pushing the music ahead of the person feels like an interesting approach right now.
SONGWEB: Describe how we can help you advance your career.
FRANK JOSHUA: It’s all about the profile of the songs. So anything you can do to help get the word out and engage with new audiences is wonderful.
SONGWEB: What have critics and collectors had to say about your work?
FRANK JOSHUA: We’ve had some really lovely reviews of the original album, Sense Life, as well as for a lot of the remixes. Some of my favorites for the current release include;
⦁ “The music is so profound that it makes me weak in the knees.” ⦁ Sinusoidal Music
⦁ “..possessor of an unmistakable remarkable voice.” ⦁ Music For All
⦁ “Frank Joshua delivers his brooding vocals and wise lyricism.” ⦁ KIMU
Jon Kennedy’s intricate production isn’t at all overbearing thanks to the integration of all the technological components that initially appear to overwhelm the composition. “Five Minutes(Jon Kennedy Remix)” is an engrossing listening experience due to the presence of beautiful synthesizer melodies and unique beats that are satisfying all across the music.
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