Originally from NC, Josh LaCount started pursuing his career in Nashville TN, releasing EP’s and performing. That led him to NYC where he also got involved in some acting. His music ultimately led him to Los Angeles. Has worked with Mikal Blue and Warren Huart, among others and opened for Andy Grammer, Blues Traveler and Jason Reeves.
Josh now has his brand new self-titled EP out now. The production as well as the songwriting and vocal performances puts Josh LaCount into the modern pop-rock realm with a bang, and his mix of whimsical and incisive lyrics as well his knack for smart sing-along works gives him extra appeal.
The EP opens with the uplifting “Heart Beats Out Of Time” which instantly grabs the listener into his new set due to its infectious nature, and it immediately breaks into his amazing track “Hold On” which is sentimental and nostalgic and has a neat groove and melody.
“Little Bit Of Love” is another stand-out track that would fare well on the pop radio airwaves. Josh LaCount hasn’t hit stardom just yet, but a ballad like this one is more than likely to endear many fans. The vocals on “Hey Brother, Hey Sister” is smooth and rich, and the song will make fans sway from side to side as they become mesmerized by its melody.
From the moment that you put the Ep on, you will be pleasantly surprised at how upbeat and unique the music sounds. Josh grabs your attention and makes you smile often, as his voice weaves in and out of the beats creating an increasing feeling of building energy. I think that’s what is mostly attractive about Josh LaCount; his voice and the way that it blends in with the music and just builds and amplifies each and every song.
The sound and style changes at times during the EP as well, but at the core it’s still that positive pop vibe derived from different elements, with vocal lead-melodies which are so enchanting. The positive messages of love are very refreshing, actually, and the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s what a younger audience should be listening to, though it’s undoubtedly helpful to older audiences as well.
Josh LaCount’s self-titled EP features almost all catchy and upbeat tracks – bar one – about romance, relationships, personal feelings and experiences that are extremely relatable to just about anyone who has lived and loved. If you like uncomplicated, stellar sounding pop music from what seems like a down-to-earth nice guy, then this will fit perfectly into your playlist.