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INTERVIEW: Josh Lambert

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

I’ve been doing well and am really looking forward to my upcoming release. I’ve been sitting on these tracks for a while, while I was working on rebranding myself. Compared to past projects, I’ve definitely switched up the way I make music but I’m really excited for you guys to hear some of my new creations.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Saturday Girl”?

Getting involved in production these past few months has allowed me to control all aspects of my own sound. “Saturday Girl” is my first self-produced track to be released. I’ve been in a lot of different relationships with people that have influenced what I believe to be a “Saturday Girl.” The types of girls you definitely don’t want to bring home to your parents and one who can take you down a wrong path through materialism and selfishness. This track was a lot of fun to make and people seem to enjoy the catchy chorus and versatile verses.

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Most of my music comes from experience and emotion, and this is a combination of both.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Absolutely. The video, featuring Gabbie Carter, will come out on the 31st. I’m really excited about this one because it has James Bond, and Bonnie and Clyde inspiration. Be sure to look out for it on Youtube.

How were the recording and writing processes?

When I first made this beat in the studio, I recorded the main chorus from a freestyle but had the verses written. It was a simple, no-melody beat where Hush and I added more flavor by integrating guitar into the track. Eventually, we added some percussion and distorted the 808s. The goal of the song was to make it short but impactful. I know people have short attention spans nowadays but I want this to be a track that you don’t want to skip.

What role does the Bay Area play in your music?

The Bay Area has a very unique sound with a West Coast feel. Anyone who understands production will know what I am talking about. The patterns and feelings of the deep bass hit differently. I try to combine trap beats and add a Bay Area feeling to them. Growing up in the bay, I saw how people reacted when a classic Bay Area song came on at a party. I am recreating that feeling but also giving it a modern trap groove.

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

I’m making new music every day so I am always reloading with new content. I have single releases lined up for the next 6 months but will wait on album releases.  Each single is a different genre so I’m excited to show the world my versatility.

The majority of the music I’m creating is not rap so I don’t want people to put me in a box. I’m looking to spread creative consciousness and emotional awareness to a greater audience. I want people to realize it’s ok to be emotional and to not be afraid to profess those emotions.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

The next single I’ll be releasing is an alternative song called “On and On.” It should be available in early March with a video out shortly after.

Any plans to hit the road?

I recently did a few shows, but I realized with this style of music I want to perform with a live band. So for right now, I plan on building my fanbase and catalog before going back on the road.

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

You tell me.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/joshlambert16/saturday-girl-master/s-C4ikv

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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