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What do you think makes you stand out from other artists and what makes your music stand out?
I think I stand out from other artists because I'm forever evolving. I don't like to be pigeonholed into one box or genre.
When did you decide that music was going to be the career you continued with for the rest of your life and what made you come to that decision?
when i was very very young i think age 6 i started singing.and then as i grew older started writing my own music i realised this is all i'll ever want to do.
Other than musicians who would you say is your biggest inspiration?
My partner and my kids draw a lot of inspiration from their happiness and the way they are.
Do you believe in luck?Do you have anything that brings you luck or rituals you do before a gig etc?
i believe in luck yeah , i just don't seem to have much of it lol and yeah before gigs i like to have a few drinks and go over the set before i go out.
Did you enjoy music at school and were you any good?
i wasn't really too involved with anything at school. I was too busy writing my own stuff to pay attention to the lessons.
Pick a song of yours and tell us the story of how it was written and what the song is about?
My latest single 10 steps back. so basically the song is about growing and not cracking under the pressure of other people wanting to suck me into bad situations.
it's about self awareness and being okay with showing emotion and not being cold.
i wrote it a while back on a day where things looked like i was going to blow In the end i wrote that and was fine because i realised if i blow others win.
What was the 1st performance you did in front of people and what was your first gig you did and can tell you tell us about it?
My very first gig was in a pub and I was like 13-14 i think , maybe even younger.
I just got up and sang a load of cover songs that my mum and dad had picked out.and was paid pretty well too.
What does music mean to you?
everything.i couldn't survive a day without it. It speaks to me and is what I was born to do.
Take us through a day when you are writing or recording?
get up, have some Weetos then write for a few hours, record straight after then have it finished by the end of day.
What would you like to achieve in the next year?
I actually have an EP coming soon with my boy sage envie.
in the next year. i want to have put out my debut album (more coming on that real soon)
What one thing could you not live without and why?
my hearing. If I lost the ability to hear music my life wouldn't be worth living.
Take us through a rough timeline of your career so far and what would you consider to be your personal highlights and achievements?
started writing at an early age, had a band for a while, started pushing solo music properly over the last few years.
Highlights would defo be headlining my own shows in London for the last couple years.
If you had to write an advert to advertise your act and your music what would it say?
it would say ,(insert cinema narrator voice here) do you like pop music? What about rap music? Drum and bass? Rnb? good well Joshua Lloyd does it all so go follow him now.
What is your favourite way to listen to music and do you ever listen to your own music?
i like listening to music in my Dre beats chilling. and yeah i listen to my own music constantly either to remember old times or to make sure my new tracks are better than the last.
Who would you have to play you in a film about your life and career and what would the plot of the film be?
Who would play me? I don't really know. that's a tough one. the plot would be coming out of a hard past and finally becoming my own self.
If you had to change your image,genre of music and just reinvent yourself, what would you do?
This is why I don't like to stay in one genre. Im always reinventing myself in one way or another.adapt or perish is what i tell myself.
What has been one thing you have done during your music career that you regret or wish you could go back and change?What would it be and why?
I wouldn't. no regrets. everything brought me to where i am at now and i'm thankful for it all.good and bad.
How has Covid 19 affected you ?
I think it's affected everyone in one way or another. but for me it's the lockdown part that's been rough. I haven't liked not being able to go out or anything that's been tough on my mental health.
Can you give us a rundown of all the music related things you have been upto in the past couple of months and what we can expect for the future?
Okay so i'm currently working on like 5-6 projects, so in the near future you can expect a lot more music releases and then finally some whole projects too.