Sunday, October 24, 2010
Be On The Look-Out: Artist of the Week- Josh Hurt
Josh Hurt, a 21-year-old performer born and raised in a suburban area of Arlington, Texas, discovered his talent for singing at the age of 5. “My love for music was sparked by singing in the church choir, where my uncle was the pianist.” As his passion for music strengthened, so did his desire to create rhythmic verse and short stories following in the footsteps of his poetic mother. He began to write when he was 9 years old, and the words seemed to naturally lead into lyrical melodies that began a musical voyage for him that would ignite his heart and soul to create music with a
message. “Although I was young when I started to write, the content of these songs was something that people of any age could identify with.”
Using his early R&B inspirations like Dru Hill, Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, and Michael Jackson as his personal muse, he developed a taste for the sounds of R&B, soul, pop, acoustic, and techno music that he expounded upon, creating a truly unique sound that can best be described as urban electronic with a message. “The main message
about my music is to not take life too seriously. Sometimes we have relationship issues or we deal with our own insecurities, but we must be reminded that we only have one life to live. I don't promote anyone living recklessly, but neither do I uphold any boundaries.”
In July, 2009 the debut single “Open the Door” was recorded at The Kitchen in Dallas, Texas; which has produced multiple albums for several top-industry names such as Erykah Badu and Common. “The line 'Once you let me in, I'm gonna win’ sums it up perfectly; I'm confident that although I make mistakes like everyone else, I know how to redeem myself and learn from those mistakes.” He began shooting the video for “Open the Door” in March, 2010, soldiering his way along tracking down the best choreographer, dancers, sound, lighting and audio he could locate. “You have to gather up a team of people to see and follow your vision.” Josh Hurt has just recently released the music video for his second single, “Midnight Racer”, and is still in the studio wrapping up his first project, “The Exhibition” EP to be released later this year.
In addition to his undeniable gift of musical talent, Hurt also has an aptitude for learning, and is currently a student at the University of North Texas studying Economics and Financial Planning. To follow Josh Hurt’s advancement in the music world, visit
myspace.com/joshhurtmusic and facebook.com/joshhurtmusic for more information on shows coming to your area soon. The hit singles “Open the Door” and “Midnight Racer”, currently available on iTunes. He is a truly a force to be reckoned with, and plans to take the music world by storm.
Telephone: (817) 404-8700