Durban-born and now London-based, Josh Wantie drops his first single for 2019 with the brand new track ‘Young’, out now across all digital platforms. ‘Young’ is also the first single from Wantie’s forthcoming EP ‘Lifeline’ due early 2020.
It’s been almost a year since moving to London and although Wantie 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.”
With the inspiration to create new music, comes the inspiration for the single ‘Young’. What is it about? Wantie explains, saying “’Young’ is all about fighting the inevitable about growing old and forgetting all the things that made you feel alive when you were young. It’s a love story of the past really. Sometimes in the industry and being an artist, we can get so caught up in the future that we forget to look back at the past. ‘Young’ is about looking back and loving what you see.”
Wantie recorded ‘Young’ with IamMusicli in London and the single features an up-and-coming rapper, Louis Loon, who Wantie meant through the football scene. “He mentioned to me that he raps and I thought ‘yeah sure’ haha then he started rapping in his car over a track and I was like, ‘SH*T I have to get the guy on a track of mine and I’ve got the perfect track’,” and the rest is history.
‘Young’ is the first single from the four track EP ‘Lifeline’ due for release early in 2020 and it is a collection of 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. 1 track down and 3 to go. Josh Wantie fans are in for a treat with the forthcoming EP…