Edmonton-based pop-r&b recording artist and singer-songwriter Josh Sahunta portray his undeniable passion for someone special in a playful single, "This Party Sucks."
Josh Sahunta draws from influences like John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd. His songwriting consists of deeply rich narratives alongside his cool, contemporary pop-r&b soundscapes. Sahunta has had the pleasure of opening for Scott Helman and Joey Landreth while continuing to perform across Canada, the United States, and Europe.
The rising Edmonton star recently released his playful and passionate tune entitled "This Party Sucks." Produced by Edgar Vargas (Flo Rida, Trinidad James), the song is laced with dreamy synths and a nostalgic twist to modern-day pop. The song is about attending a terrible party only because someone special is there, and Josh Sahunta portrays those moments ever so perfectly.
Hitting play on the new single, "This Party Sucks," we're greeted with an invigorating bassline and the warmest synths and vocal chops. As the bouncy beat drops with Josh Sahunta's warm and sensual vocal appearance, the dreamy and vibrant foreground synths begin to pour through our speakers while Josh Sahunta continues to invite someone away from such a dreadful party.
This song is incredibly playful and light-hearted; it's just the thing we needed for a mid-January pick-me-up. While Josh Sahunta serenades us with the utmost passion and energy, he carries us to the atmospheric bridge with his catchy melodies that keep us singing along. As he grooves his way to the outro, Josh Sahunta ends the song on this exciting and carefree note.
Ditch the party with someone special and get down to Josh Sahunta's latest single, "This Party Sucks," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Josh Sahunta. We love the exciting and seductive approach you've taken with your recent single, "This Party Sucks." Was this passionate song inspired by actual events?
Thanks for having me! Glad you enjoyed the new single. The song wasn’t inspired by a specific event per se, but more the sentiment of being at a party that you really don’t want to be at. I’m sure everybody at some point has accepted a party invite because they fancied somebody who was going to be there. Maybe you didn’t want to go to the party at all, but you thought “hey, this might be the only opportunity I’m going to get to talk to ___”, so you went, endured the event just for that two minutes of small talk that didn’t amount to anything. And it was totally worth it.
What was it like working with producer Edgar Vargas for "This Party Sucks?” Was this your first time working with him?
Working with Edgar was nothing short of incredible. He’s become a good friend and frequent collaborator even after this song was wrapped up. His ear for music is unmatched, and he comes up with chords that I didn’t even know existed. I definitely look up to him as a producer and I am so excited for you to hear everything else we’ve been working on together.
What did you want to make the listener feel when experiencing your latest single, "This Party Sucks?”
I want this song to make people remember life before the pandemic, but I also want it to make them excited for when it’s all over. It’s a little ironic putting out a song called “This Party Sucks” at a time when I, and probably many others, would die to go to a party of any kind (yes, even if it sucks). I hope this song makes you feel nostalgic, and also excited to be safely in a room with other people again. I think we could all use that right now.
Do you usually create such catchy, upbeat, and exciting tracks like "This Party Sucks?” Would you say these kinds of songs are a staple for you?
Honestly, this has been a little bit new to me! I’m definitely more in my niche when I create more mellow music. Something you’d nod your head and tap your toe to instead of getting out of your seat to dance. Since “This Party Sucks” however, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with creating songs you can absolutely dance to. I’ve been having a lot of fun using faster BPM’s, more complex and exciting drums, and just injecting more energy overall into the songs I’m writing. I’m stepping out of my comfort zone more and I’m really liking where it’s taking me.
What's next for you?
My biggest “next” is releasing my full-length album in May. It’s called Mellowdrama, and it’s going to be the largest body of work I’ve put out in my career so far. “This Party Sucks” will be on it of course, along with many more songs that will definitely make you want to get up and dance.