Upcoming soul-pop musician Josey has recently released the single “TMI” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the release of this sublime single!
Hey Josey, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Josey: I’m Josey I’m 26 years old born and raised in Houston, TX. I’m first-generation American and come from a big family! I’m the oldest of 5 and then have two older half-sisters! I love travelling, adventure wine and music. haha, I’m basically a professional fangirl who wants to sing! I went to college in Chicago, did an internship at Disney world and live in Orlando for 6 months, studied abroad in Germany for 6 months and moved to Nashville where I’ve been living a little over 2 years now!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Josey: I always loved performing and music growing up! I started singing in church choir and would always try to imitate my favorite Disney channel stars when I was younger. I think my passion for music and songwriting really kicked in when I was 11 years old and i started writing songs and then got my first guitar!
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Josey: My musical style would be soul mixed with colourful r&b and timeless pop melodies with some alternative/funk vibes sprinkled in. Haha, it kind of a cluster of everything.
You recently released the track “TMI”. How did the idea to create this track come together?
Josey: I started writing this song during an international songwriting camp when I was studying abroad. Originally this was for a school project and we were writing the song for another artist. They loved the songs but suggested I should just keep it for myself haha so I did and then 3 years later once I was I Nashville I found another producer and we revamp the who production of the song!
What would you consider to be the main inspiration behind this song?
Josey: The main inspiration behind this song was just being fed up with people showing or sharing things you didn’t ask for. Like leave me alone type of thing.
What does the song personally mean to you?
Josey: This song to me, mean a declaration of setting up your boundaries and not being afraid to call people on their shit. I always used to joke and say this song was about the fuck boys and it still is but now its so much more its about the fuck girls, fuck people and fuck friends. Its about that guy at the bar or party who won’t stop hitting on you, or that ex who trying to come back or that ex best friend not being able to keep their mouth shut and just spreading lies and too much information around about you even though isn’t true, like you’re doing too much , just stop.
If listeners could take away one message from this song, what would you like it to be?
Josey: Don’t be afraid to call it like you see it! You know what you want, you know your worth, stand up for yourself and make it known what you will not accept!
Could we be seeing any further musical releases from you shortly?
Josey: Yes! My next single energy will be coming out this summer! I’m working on recording it now, it has been delayed cuz the Rona but I’m excited for y’all to hear it!
When you are not performing, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Josey: Writing, drinking wine, going on hikes, hanging with friends and family and travelling! I also live for trashy reality tv haha
What song do you always keep on your playlist & why?
Josey: oooh um prob “Its like that” by Mariah Carey that song just always hits and puts me in a good mood and reminds me of my childhood.
If you could duet with anyone in the world, who would it be & why?
Josey: ahh this is soo hard!!! I would have loved to duet with Michael Jackson! His songs from the lyrics to the vocals to the production and live performance just always made you feel something. Iconic honestly
What was the last TV show you binge-watched & did you enjoy it?
Josey: haha the last tv show I binged watched was real housewives of orange county and hell yes! haha, I also recently finished the last season of orange is the new black!
What is the best piece of advice someone has given you about pursuing a career in music?
Josey: The best I have gotten was don’t try to be the “next somebody else” be the first you. Being yourself is your superpower, strive to be the best version of yourself not a b grade version of someone else. – Thank you Jeff Morrow ( voice coach) & Katy Perry for that advice haha
Finally, is there a message you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Josey: Be true to yourself and go after anything and everything you want. Surround yourself with quality people who lift you up and just enjoy life as much as you can! You don’t have to be the best to be successful, you just have to start!
You can check out “TMI” on Spotify below.