POP/R&B SINGER &SONGWRITER JOSH STEPHENS NEARS 65,000 STREAMS WITH SOPHOMORE SINGLE “WHO TAUGHT YOU"
• Track Approaches The All-time Quandary of Attraction •
• Available Now Via All Digital Retail And Streaming Platforms •
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Indie Pop/R&B recording artist, Josh Stephens (Be Balance Publishing), celebrates the release of his sophomore single “Who Taught You.”* Released in early January, the track is AVAILABLE NOW (via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms--Amazon/Apple Music/iTunes/ Pandora/Spotify/Tidal) and fast approaching 65,000 streams. The new tune follows the up and comer’s debut single, titled “Runaway,” and is the second in a series of tracks slated for release throughout the year. Penned by Stephens alongside Nicole Miller, “Who Taught You” was produced by Zack Page and recorded in Nashville, TN. Catering to multiple genres (akin to his creative influences Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth and Shawn Mendes), the upbeat tune spotlights a saucy introduction juxtaposed by pulsating bass and acoustic pop accompaniment to emanate a seductive R&B vibe that is echoed by the Belmont grad’s sensual, flirtatious vocal delivery. The storyline broaches the all-time, historical question surrounding romantic chemistry and attraction as an unknown quandary.
“Where did you get the power to drive me crazy It doesn’t have to take a word to persuade me Watching you as you move The little things you do I want to know Who taught you, who taught you?”
“This song is an upbeat dance tune,” introduced the twenty-three-year-old singer songwriter, Josh Stephens. “We didn’t write about just one person or ‘that girl;’ sometimes you can be captivated by how a person speaks, carries themselves or handles certain situations. For me, the idea came from a culmination of past relationships, but can be interpreted differently by each listener from their personal perspective--some similarly and some differently. I think that’s what makes for a good song.” Stephens is writing and recording daily; the single arrives as a campaign strategy to release a series of tracks in summer and fall 2021.
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ABOUT JOSH STEPHENS: Josh Stephens is an auspicious, independent artist that is as strategic about his career as he is in his music. The Belmont University Music Business grad (2020) and Floridian native places focus on internal and external concentrations--both personally and professionally. Along with that comes the exploration of new, young love, infatuation and heartbreak, and the emotional whirlwind and motivation that opens the heart and soul to a powerful insight and retrospect to draw from. With an intimate and thoughtful zen, Josh writes about life, spirituality and relationships (with friends, family and romantic partners). The self-admitted, open-hearted young man interjects a holistic approach to his songcraft. Stephens has devoted his time to writing and becoming an active member of the Nashville music community, with performances at the Listening Room, Belcourt Taps, 404 and more. Drawn to the creative direction of Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Bruno Mars, Josh’s warm, passionate vocals “pop” with champagne melodies, sleek R&B soulful dance grooves brought to life by BIG production. He identifies his music as a “union” created and communicated in a universal language, and he delivers with the intent to move the listener to a contemplative emotional state. Josh’s recordings are simplistic and spotlight the tenor’s warm vocal delivery complemented by consistent storylines and vibes that translate his charismatic chemistry. And that’s just how Josh Stephens captivates his audience. His flirtatious grin and boy-next-door persona, combined with an innate ability to create an experience and ignite emotion through simplistic storylines illustrated by abstract productions are his signature. Set out to make his own mark, Josh Stephens is destined to be a game-changer. FOLLOW JOSH STEPHENS on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Visit website here.