Lately, I’ve been personally craving for a song with an old school kick and groove to it, a song that has elements of funk, pop, and melodic vocals, that not only makes you want to dance but get you thinking about someone significant in your life and that’s exactly what Melbourne singer/songwriter AND producer Joshua Teicher known as ‘Josh The Cat’ brought us with his new Dream-funk, Dance Club hit “I’ll Remember You”. This song really WOW’d us to the point where I’ve actually replayed it and listened to it more than twice. The style this song possesses is one of my personal favorites as it gives me the same elements another great Artist “Majid Jordan” delivers, despite Josh’s personal influences being other artists such as “Labrynth”. Josh doesn’t have your typical, cliche and culture standardized pop voice that many charting artists have today, he has a soulful tone that blends naturally and great with the instrumental of his music. His voice is warming to listen too, the song presents us with a feeling of full optimism and peace. Check in with this song’s ambitious yet authentic qualities and be on the lookout for the Cat’s future singles!
Get to know Josh The Cat below in our exclusive interview!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I am from Melbourne, Australia and write, produce and perform music as Josh The Cat. I’m a
fairly shy kind of person but I use my music to explore different characters and sides of my
personality. My earlier work was experimental, nostalgic, lo-fi, alt-pop and my latest work is
exploring my bolder side - it’s still nostalgic but has more of a shimmering 90s/2000s pop vibe,
has a pinch of the bittersweet, a dash of funky dance yet still feels fresh.
Can you give us a brief history of your musical career?
After studying music at university and playing in pop, free jazz, rock, new wave bands in
Melbourne I wanted to reinvent myself and just explore something without any preconceptions -
so I moved to Berlin. I thought I would stay there for a year or two but before I knew it it was
almost 5 years before I moved back home to Melbourne. Whilst in Berlin I did a lot of hanging out and indulging (as you do in Berlin) but I also threw myself into working on the records of other artists, and learned the craft of production, and worked as a guitarist touring all over Europe in the DIY folk-pop scene. I released my first single as Josh The Cat called Let’s Start which I made in in between the other work I was doing and I took it as an opportunity to just start making music the way I wanted to with the sounds I heard.
Berlin was an amazing time but eventually it just felt right to say goodbye to my friends, who
I miss dearly, and move back home to Melbourne where I went on to release an EP of vulnerable
lo-fi dreamscapes called Happiness, which I had written in a very dark Berlin winter.
And now here I am releasing I’ll Remember You, an unashamedly 90s/2000s pop track
which someone told me sounds like Beck were fronting a Pharrell jam.
How did you come up with your name? Is there a meaning behind it?
Haha - that is top secret!
Do you write your own music? Can you tell us a bit about your writing style?
Yes, I write, produce, perform and record my music. Often I record certain things with other
people when it comes to the final stage just to get the best result and I can just concentrate on
having fun and doing my thing - especially things like vocals. My style and influences are kind of varied. I grew up with the Beatles, Supertramp & The Police from parents record collection. Then I got into Michael Jackson and David Bowie and a lot of 80s new wave type stuff too like Tears for Fears. Then Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica and all that kind of stuff you do in high school. Then I discovered Miles Davis. And got really into Fever Ray, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Talking Heads and whole heap of unrelated stuff. But as a guitarist I’m really drawn to the way people like Radiohead use the guitar as a way of painting and their approach really resonates with me. So I think my style is fairly experimental, at least in the early stages of what I do, but then it all kind of comes back to pop song structures and choruses.
We’re really into your new song "Ill Remember You"! Can you tell us a bit about it? Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
I wanted to write a going out song. A song for house parties and long drives. The kind of guilty
pop song you sneak into a mixtape that just gives you that special feeling. I’ve always loved
those nostalgic tracks like Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison, Teardrops by Womack &
Womack and Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time - they’re kinda like dancefloor ballads, if
there were such a thing.
What’s next for you?
I’ve got a very special remix of my song coming and working on finishing up the next few
singles which I am really excited about. I also just put out my new music video and preparing for
my first show with my new band (I usually perform solo) in my hometown of Melbourne on
September 25. We’ve had a few rehearsals now and it’s sounding amazing.
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