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GET TO KNOW: Josh Holmes
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Following on from a flurry of exciting singles these last few months, which have earned him tens of thousands of streams in the process, fast-rising singer and songwriter Josh Holmes is back once again with his euphoric new effort 'Fall In Love Again'.
Capturing a wonderfully rich and vibrant direction from start to finish, 'Fall In Love Again' makes for a brilliantly impactful listen. With its soaring textures, powerful atmosphere, and killer hooks throughout, we can't wait to hear what this new year has in store for him.
So with his new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first band I fell in love with was The Script. I saw them live in concert when I was about 13 and that’s when I knew I wanted to play music.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes, throughout uni I was in a band called The Clinks. I played drums and we were a pop rock style band. We released an album and played festivals and gigs around the UK.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
The main inspiration behind my music is probably relationships. Whether it's past relationships, or ones that I wish had turned into something more.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Any Ed Sheeran song! His songwriting is brilliant and it’d be nice to have a song that millions of people will recognise.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Probably the final gig with my previous band. It was so much fun and a perfect way to end, that was also the night I decided I was going to work towards my solo project, so it was a key turning point for me.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I’d love to share a stage with Shawn Mendes. His live set is incredible and I think I could learn so much from an experience like that.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Loads! I’m always open to collaborating with other artists and I’ve already got some fun collaborations planned for 2022.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In 5 years, I’d love to be in a position where I can go on tour with a band around the UK or even Europe.
Josh Holmes' new single 'Fall In Love Again' is available to stream now. Check it out below.