JOSH MAISON / SUCKER PUNCH!

SINCE JOSH MAISON DROPPED HIS FIRST SINGLE “U&I (A LIFETIME TO DIE)” I’VE BEEN WAITING ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT TO HEAR WHAT COMES NEXT. EVERY RELEASE SINCE THEN HAS ONLY INTRIGUED ME MORE. JOSH MAISON HAS GONE BEYOND PROVING HIS ARTISTIC ABILITY WITH HIS LATEST SINGLE, “SUCKER PUNCH!” AND THOUGH IT HAD BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE HIS LAST SINGLE, THE WAIT WAS WELL WORTH IT.

BY OPENING WITH THE AUTOMATED VOICE SAYING “JOSH MAISON SUPERSTAR” THERE IS AN OBVIOUS MANIFESTATION THAT WILL SOON BE A REALITY. NOT ONLY AM I OBSESSED WITH THE MIND-MELTING PRODUCTION THAT GOES INTO EACH OF HIS TRACKS OR THE ECCENTRIC VOCAL SOUND THAT IS SO UNIQUE TO HIM BUT THE IMAGE THAT JOSH MAISON HAS BUILT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS IS NEXT TO NONE. MYSTIQUE IS THE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ASSETS AN ARTIST CAN POSSESS AND THE ENTIRE JOSH MAISON BRAND HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT MYSTERIOUS LEAVING ME AND MANY OTHERS NEEDING MORE. 

“SUCKER PUNCH!” WAS THE PERFECT ANSWER TO THAT NEED. RIGHT OFF THE BAT THE TRACK IGNITES WITH ENERGY WITH 80’S LIKE DRUM MACHINES, SYNTHS & STACKS OF ELECTRIFYING VOCALS. THE LINE THAT REPEATS THROUGHOUT, “SUCKER PUNCH, LEFT HOOK, RIGHT HOOK” HAS BEEN PLAYING ON REPEAT IN MY HEAD FOR WEEKS AND I’M COMPLETELY FINE WITH IT. I GENUINELY HOPE TO ONE DAY WAKE UP IN A WORLD WHERE THIS IS THE MUSIC PLAYING AT EVERY PARTY. 

AFTER WAITING (SOMEWHAT IMPATIENTLY) FOR THIS LATEST SINGLE, JOSH EXPLAINED TO ME HOW TIME OFF IMPACTED HIS CREATIVITY AND ARTISTRY ON THE NEW RECORD:

“IT WAS CRUCIAL. I KNEW I DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM SO SOON AFTER LOVERBOY, I WANTED TO TAKE TIME TO GROW AND EXPERIENCE NEW THINGS. I DIDN’T ANTICIPATE IT WOULD TAKE THIS LONG BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DID. BUT EVERYTHING I DID IN BETWEEN INSPIRED ME TO CREATE THIS SHIT, IT FUELED ME!

THIS WAS THE FIRST SONG WE MADE OFF MY NEXT RECORD. EVERYTHING STARTED ROLLING AFTER THIS”

I’M NOT 100% SURE WHAT “IT” IS BUT, SINCE I FIRST HEARD AND SAW JOSH MAISON I WAS 100% SURE THAT “IT” IS EXACTLY WHAT HE HAS. WITH ONLY FIVE SINGLES TO DATE, HE HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED SUCH A DEFINED SOUND AND I COULDN’T BE MORE HYPED TO HEAR WHAT COMES NEXT.

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