Genre : Christian
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I have more of a contemporary pop sound when it comes to my music, but I do like to throw in orchestral sounds and have as much harmony as I can when it comes to the sound of my music. I’ve always enjoyed a simple piano acoustic sound, but having an electric guitar with bass and other strings brings a whole other level to my sound as well.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Well, it is simply my normal name, Josiah Mullins. I’ve always appreciated my name and wanted to keep using it even for my music.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
My main musical influences have been two incredible tenors, Luciano Pavarotti and David Phelps. I’ve also listened to the Gaither Vocal Band since I was young and have always appreciated the variety of sound they had. Michael Buble has also been an amazing influence in the world of jazz and big band.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I’m looking forward to bringing a new project which will be inspired by musical theater and opera. That will be coming sometime within this next year, Lord willing.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is to be doing this full time, traveling and impacting people with the gifts I have been given. My main plan of action is to keep submitting my music to as many radio stations and different platforms like rising star underground radio, and hope it reaches many people and word of mouth spreads.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track to perform has to be the most recent single I’ve released called You Brought Us Out. I enjoy performing it live because I can see the look of hope on people’s faces and I can tell it’s profoundly affecting them. The song relates to the present times we are in right now and I believe it’s going to bring hope and peace to everyone who hears the song.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge has been gaining traction to where I can do this full time and it provides for my family. I have a few performances here and there, but the main goal, as I’ve stated before, is to be doing this full time. Where I can sing and bless people with music and nothing else shares my time with the music.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Usually, I write the lyrics first and then I get the main melody taken care of along with putting down accompaniment as the last step.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I’ve been able to use social media as the main outlet for my music and reach more people through Facebook and Instagram than I would anywhere else.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Gaither Vocal Band
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I worked multiple jobs from landscaping to being a meat cutter simply to keep money coming in while I built the ministry I was led to pursue. As soon as I graduated from college I knew I wanted to pursue music and build a ministry, but it has been an uphill climb, but it’s going to be worth it once it starts to grow.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Never try to do all of this on your own. Find as many people that will give you advice and you can help them in return. Never think you can do anything on your own in this career. There will always be people that are willing to help you. Work hard and keep your head down.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would change the price of certain platforms and open more access to different singers and performers. I would work to help as many people as I could because I understand how frustrating it can get when you’re working hard to get your start and it seems nothing is taking off.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I believe at some point you have to open up yourself and let people love you for who you are as a performer and you should bring your personality and style to the music. If you don’t do that, you’re nothing but a copy of whichever singer you’re copying.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. Work hard every day and never give up on your dreams. It’s something I’m learning and will continue to grow in and be the best I can be.