Durban-born and now London-based, Josh Wantie drops his 2nd single for 2019 with the brand new track ‘Savanna’, out now across all digital platforms. ‘Savanna’ is also available on instant download with the pre-save of Josh Wantie’s forthcoming EP ‘Lifeline’ – due for release on 31 January 2020.
“’Savanna’ is a catchy pop ballad written for my wife. She inspired me to write an upbeat love song instead of the traditional slow ballad. It describes the influence she has had on my life. Energetic basslines with solid drum production, makes this catchy chorus stick in the head.”
The couple recently tied the knot, returning to Durban for the ceremony and sharing a very special day with close friends and family. “We have been together for the better part of 6 years and friends for even longer so it was an amazing crescendo to our relationship. The wedding was full of laughs, as we saw friends and family from far and wide, and a surprising amount of tears as we reflected on the journey we have had in the build-up to that special day.
The bulk of these tears coming when we danced our first dance to a song I had written for her – haha” and Josh and his bride looked incredible on their wedding day.
It’s been almost a year since moving to London and although Josh misses home, the creative juices have soaked up the new scenery. “It’s been a difficult move but exactly what I needed. I miss SA a lot – the people, the culture and the vibe – but I was in need of something to force me out of my comfort zone. Being too comfortable and complacent made it difficult to create music, so shaking the tree, so to speak, has lead me to produce what I consider to be my best work on this EP. I don’t know what the future will hold and if we will settle here long term, but it’s a good adventure for now! I’ve been meeting and working with loads of creative people and other artists.”
‘Savanna’ was recorded in Josh’s home studio in London and once they had a cool demo, Josh gave it to his producer MusiCli to finalise the production at his London studio, The Rattle Collective.
‘Young’ and ‘Savanna’ are the first 2 singles from the four track EP ‘Lifeline’ due for release on 31 January 2020 and it is a collection of Josh Wantie’s finest work to date. The authenticity as well as passion of the song writing, coupled with heartfelt lyrics, makes the ‘Lifeline’ EP 4 beautiful tracks you don’t want to miss out on.
2 tracks down and 2 to go. Josh Wantie fans are in for a treat with the forthcoming EP.
Josh Wantie’ brand new single ‘Savanna’ is out now and his forthcoming ‘Lifeline’ EP is available on pre-save now.