By Aaron Wagner
Rising Canadian country artist Josh David returns with his sophomore single “Lonely Tonight”, following up on the successful debut single “Safe Place to Break.”
Showcasing his soaring vocals, Josh’s latest song has him singing about that unique time period after a relationship where both people are still looking to gain closure, yet still having an interest of running back to the past. It’s real and raw emotions, which Josh does a great job of bringing out through his voice.
With his second single, Josh looks like he’s on his way to putting his stamp on country music in Canada. Give “Lonely Tonight” a listen and then check out our interview with Josh to go behind the song and learn what went into the making of this song.
Raised On It: What was the song writing process like? Did you have the “big idea” ahead of the write or did it come together organically?
Josh: “I was a part of the writing process of this song! It was a great write that came together organically. We started off with a cool melody and then the title and the story behind the song came after. I wrote this song with Nashville based Blane Mitchell and Maxfield Camp.”
Raised On It: What’s your favorite lyrical phrase in the song?
Josh: “I’d have to say my favorite phrase by far is the line “If time is the answer, then why ain’t I better.” I just feel like it’s so real on so many levels and we can all relate to that phrase.
Raised On It: If you could sum up the song in 3 words, what would they be?
Josh: Real, Heartbreak, surrender.
Raised On It: Can you describe what it feels like to get your debut single “Safe Place to Break” under your belt, while getting ready to release even more music to the world?
Josh: “It was an absolutely amazing feeling. It was always a dream of mine to have a song that I wrote and sang on, on the radio and out in the world for people to hear. I was speechless for a while during the whole experience.”
Raised On It: What did you enjoy most about making this new song?
Josh: “I love writing and being in the studio. So, the entire process was a blast. Writing the song with Blane and Maxfield was great. I had never actually met them prior to the write so it was really cool to create something together. Being in the studio with my producer Jeff Johnson is ALWAYS a great time as well.”
Raised On It: Lastly, when people hear “Lonely Tonight” what do you hope they take away from it?
Josh: “I want people to understand there’s different sides to every relationship and sometimes letting go might be the hardest thing to do, but it can often be the best thing for both parties involved.”