Josh Rosenblum is a southern California based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who originates from Modesto California. He performs solo alongside with his band. Josh has been touring all over California for 10 ½ years and has 7 independent album releases (5 studio albums and 2 live albums). He released his latest single titled “Better Man” and his ability to emote with his lyrics and serenade his listeners with his delicate and lightly depressive vocal resonance was captivating to see. He didn’t do too much although he’s capable of those big vocal belts and ear piercing vocal power. He shows his skills through riveting melodies and a more subtle, yet dramatically increasing emotional conviction, which was enough to propel the single forward. “Better Man” begins with the beautiful strings from the acoustic guitar before Josh’s strikingly beautiful vocal chords transitions in with poetic lyricism about a girl who he sees deserves better than what she’s receiving right now. “I’m gonna help you understand that I can be a better man” is what Josh sings in the hook. The lyrics are relatable to those who feel like they’re either being under-appreciated by a significant other in their life or isn’t fully appreciating someone they know deserves to be appreciated more. The relatable lyrics, chilling voice, and beautiful instrumental is the production of a hit ballad such as “Better Man”
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Hi Josh, can you introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi! My name is Josh Rosenblum. I'm a Southern California based singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist originally from Modesto, California. I came from a family of heavily jazz influenced musicians, where literally everyone plays an instrument (you can imagine how loud it was growing up in my house). My mother is the only one who doesn't play, although she would say she plays the radio. I took music classes through public schooling, played in marching and jazz band in high school (which is where I met my current band) and made it my life's goal to surround myself in all things music. I've been touring around the state for 11 years now and it's been a really fun ride so far!
Knowing that you perform solo as well as with your band at times, do you find any different challenges between performing individually and with a collective?
They both have their pros and cons. Playing solo, I have the freedom of changing arrangements of songs on a whim without having to cue anybody which allows me to have some wiggle room when performing. The only thing that is sacrificed in a solo set is the big sound of the band and the opportunities to express myself further by taking more extensive solos. With the band, it's more of a creative playground where we get to bounce ideas off of each other and feed off of the natural collective energy of the groove in the moment.
“Better Man” is a beautiful song. Were you able to relate to it?
When I was writing "Better Man", I tapped into an area of personal experience in my life, that I'm sure everyone has gone through, where you see someone struggling in an emotionally abusive relationship and you wish you could have the chance to prove to them what real love is, and it doesn't necessarily have to be romantic. I hope people listening to this song who are in this scenario are inspired to do what they can to find a way out, and discover what real love means to them.
What other talents and hobbies besides music do you have?
Music, in its various incarnations, is my job and hobby, but when I'm not self producing an album, I'm self producing my next amateur masterpiece in the kitchen! Lately I've been playing with Mexican flavors and can make you a mean shrimp burrito that my wife and pets can attest to. Other than cooking, I'm also an avid retro gamer and enjoy everything from Blaster Master to the original Halo franchise. I recently had a show in Reno and spent half the day in the casino's arcade before the gig. I also keep a small list of stand up bits that I hope to perform one day. Honestly, I think some of them are pretty good, but most of them should probably never see the light of day...
Out of all of your releases on your recent album, which is your favorite and why?
Well, it's hard to choose just one because I treat every song like a child. Releasing an album is currently the closest feeling to watching your children move out to college that I can get. That being said, I guess the motivational nature of the title track "Move Yourself" is currently my favorite for the sheer driving positivity of the song.
Any upcoming exciting tour dates we should know about?
I'll be performing an acoustic set at the Pig 'n Whistle in Hollywood on March 9th at 9:00pm. You can also catch my set at the historic Java Joe's (now called The Backdrop) in San Diego on March 28th from 8:00pm-10:00pm. We still tour the whole state and you can find more show dates on joshrosenblumband.com