Teen singer songwriter Joshua Grant has gone from a little-known grassroots artist and busker to a chart success story in a matter of months and has just dropped new track, Transparent. Joshua spoke with The Fountain about this new single as well as some of the venues he is keen to play live again.
TF: You have a new single out, what can we expect from Transparent?
Transparent is the first song I released, we’ve had it redone by an industry legend Mark Freegard who was responsible for much of the Manic Street Preacher and Del Amitri records of the past. He made it sound more whole and added a lot to it. I really love it and hope everyone else likes it too. It’s got a 90s rock feel to it, more energetic than the acoustic version for sure.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release, you have much on the cards to be stoked about?
I’m planning of releasing another song late November. It’s completely different, I’m ready to throw everything I have at it and finish the year on a high. I’m also putting together a wee band to help me to play live so rehearsing and writing new music with them is going to be really special. Bring it all on!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
The Leith Theatre in Edinburgh is absolutely gorgeous. The Board for the theatre are working really hard to get her back to her full potential and when that happens gigs there are going to be unbelievable. I’ve played there once and it was really special. Plus they gave me a lot of chocolate cake and beer so that was an added bonus! I have a wee tour planned and can’t wait to play Dundee as that’s like a wee second home to me. We’ve finally broken the border and will be making it down to London but the ultimate goal is King Tuts in Glasgow. If you ask any musician and they don’t say the King Tuts, they’ve clearly not been.