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Published on August 8th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Josh Olsen delivers new single & video “Bad Things”

Josh Olsen started singing at age 5 after being inspired by his mother. She was a singer and songwriter, so his childhood was spent in recording studios and at her concerts. A shy child, Josh was bullied in school; the decision was made to home school him from 5th grade on. “Music was a way for me to get out my feelings and express myself. It made me feel powerful, like I was in control in a world where a lot of times, I felt helpless.”

Josh wrote his first song on the guitar when he was 5 years old. His mother led the music in their family’s church, so he began singing along side her every Sunday. He then went on to lead the youth group band, and also started touring around Texas doing battle of the band competitions with his twin brother.

After high school, Josh decided he wanted to chase his dreams of doing music full time. He and his brother wrote their first full length album together. Josh’s dad studied sound engineering, and had a great ear for music, so he took on the task of recording their first album. Josh and his brother decided to move out of their small town and moved the band to Austin. Josh and Jeremiah did X-Factor together, making it to the top 40 acts in America, but were cut right before the live shows. “It was a great learning experience for us, more than just being on a show, it really made me realize my love for performing, and singing at that level, made me realize I wanted to take my music as far as it could possibly go.”

Josh struggled to find his own identity doing music with his brother, not only as a person, but as an artist. The pair decided to go their separate ways, which led to Josh performing at a mega church for 2000 people.

In January 2016, Josh made the move from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles. He was able to record a full length album in one week, while working full time and not sleeping. Shortly after, Josh was given the opportunity to co-write a song for Netflix Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace, for the release of his debut single, “Broken”.

Josh has released two singles in 2018 and just released his new single, “Bad Things”, co-written by two-time Grammy nominated producer, Bart Schoudel. Josh is set to release 5 more songs this year, that will complete his first solo EP.

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