London-based singer/songwriter Joshua James has been releasing music since January 2019. With a little over 2 years of performances under his belt, he may still be considered new to the industry but has honed an attention-grabbing sound he creates using a loop pedal. His loop pedal allows him to create a full sound, almost like a one-man band. He believes music lifts you up to a better place and gives life more meaning, so he uses his talents to connect with listeners and make the world a brighter place.
His new single “Love Me” is an upbeat acoustic track that is a story of overcoming nerves. It’s about the gentle game of push and pull that people play when they’re flirting and getting to know each other. It’s about loving this stage of the relationship.
Buoyant guitar strums set the mood for the song – upbeat, encouraging, and cheerful – and paired with Josh’s rhythmic vocals, the song is quite reminiscent of Ed Sheeran. The production remains pretty simple, but sometimes less is more, and it works out well in this case. Deeper vocals back the main vocals during the chorus and the song picks up into an upswing. The pacing mirrors the feelings that one might experience during the stage that the lyrics describe – butterflies, blissful nerves, and brimming confusion. “Love Me” is the type of song that will get you dancing from the pleasant beats and it’s catchy enough that you might wind up singing it in the shower.