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INTERVIEW: Josh Limage

Hi Josh, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! I’ve been very well, thank you. I’m just really excited to share this music I’ve been writing.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Light Bulb”?

The song “Light Bulb” is inspired by the concept of two symbolic ideas. One, the person that I’m talking about is metaphorically a light in my life that helps me see clearly. Second, is that you should always keep a light bulb on in your head, like don’t lose your wits/ smarts.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yes actually, I was dating a girl about a year ago that would always change her mind on a dime. She seemed to be losing herself and the person that I met initially. So when I wrote this song I was kind of inspired by those events. She also had this giant Ghost light in the corner of the room, which was symbolic to me.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Actually me and this director Aron Polhan are working on the video. We went sight scouting for the shoot a couple days ago, and everything is going really well. My girlfriend is doing the choreography, and I’m utilizing some of my closest friends and their talents as well. 

What was it like to work with Mike Chronic and how did he come on board?

Mike Chornic is just a positive, funny, and really smart rapper who has a lot of great music coming soon. I performed at an open mic night in Staten Island’s famous Fenix Recording Studios (where I also intern) and Mike heard my song and the rest was history. I’m very grateful for his contribution, he understood the meaning of the song right away.

How was the recording and writing process?

The recording and writing process went very smoothly. My good friend and producer Ariel Omar created the instrumental. We sat down one day and wrote the song within a half hour. We have the process recorded as well. Fenix Studios has a beautiful faculty and it was really comfortable to record. 

What role does Staten Island play in your music?

Staten Island, for me, is a huge part of the music. The idea of being in a suburban island so close to the urban city, it almost feels like the best of two worlds. There is so much talent on this island but most of us never get recognized, so I’m utilizing those hidden talents. Photographers, filmmakers, artists, etc.

How was the transition from Opera to R&B?

My transition from Opera was not too difficult. I still sing Opera and it’s a big part of my life, I feel like it gave me a deeper appreciation for music. I like to apply the ideals of story telling through music which is essential in opera music. The keys of the pieces give context to the narrative.

How much does your classical training influence your music?

I have a profound love for choral music, and some pieces that I have performed inspire me. I know what to avoid and what techniques to apply. My producer Ariel and I study music theory so we apply that to our music. My classical training as helped incredibly with my vocal technique

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming?

Yes lots of new material. I’m reaching for an EP of 8 songs, which is barely scratching the surface of what I’m writing. I put a lot into this music and I will be releasing two more singles before my final release. 

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

My date in mind is September 24th and the EP is titled Urban Mindset.

Any plans to hit the road?

Yes, I would love to tour anywhere and everywhere. I’m hungry to perform and I got some places in mind. I just have to figure all the logistics out but I’ve been rehearsing for shows. 

What else is happening next in Josh Limage’s world?

I am currently entering my senior year of college with a degree in Music. I’m working on a short film with some directors on Staten Island, as well as a play. I feel constantly inspired, and for me, I never stop working creatively. I love expressing myself through my art. I’m constantly blessed by the love and support I have around me.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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