Social media sensation and epic dancer Josh Killacky simply added music superstar-in-the-making to his resume with ‘Overdue’ and he tells HL EXCLUSIVELY what ‘impressed’ this new EP.
It looks like it’s a query of when, and never if, Josh Killacky will probably be one of many Web’s greatest stars. The dancer – who has appeared on World of Dance, X Issue, Dancing With The Stars, and within the film Opening Night time — has constructed up a following on TikTok and Instagram with movies that showcase not simply his unimaginable routines and pure charisma. The web step – pun supposed – in his profession arrives on Oct. 30, with Overdue, his debut EP. Josh has already given his 1.2 million followers a style with “Talk Body,” the lead single. It’s no shock, understanding Josh’s background, that “Discuss Physique” is designed to make you get out of your seat and dance.
“That is my first actually huge undertaking I drop as a music artist,” Josh tells HollywoodLife in an EXCLUSIVE interview over electronic mail, “so I’m excited to undertaking my musical work into the world as a bundle versus dropping one track and seeing the place that goes.” Throughout the interview, Josh tells HL a few of his musical influences, why he’s snug with being a goof on TikTok, and what he’ll contemplate his private spotlight as soon as 2020 is all mentioned and carried out.
HollywoodLife: You’re releasing Overdue on 10/30. Your background is predominantly in dance – so what was the inspiration behind this new music-based path? Was it one thing you’ve all the time wished to pursue, or is it like, “hey, let’s give this a shot?”
Josh: The inspiration behind my new music path is for me to have the ability to create extra in-depth visuals utilizing my OWN music. The one motive I even began dancing within the first place is due to my love for music. Additionally, rising up, I’ve all the time felt one with music. I can’t simply hear and be nonetheless. So, as soon as given a possibility to be in a boyband about 5 years in the past, whereas listening to my voice on an precise track, impressed me to maintain creating music.
Would you say your dance background was an affect on this music? Like, did it need to go a “this must make me wish to transfer earlier than I launch it” litmus take a look at?
I’d say 100% of the music I launch/make must power me to maneuver my physique. Even when it’s an acoustic, low vitality track. I actually wish to really feel like I must create to it. That’s what makes it really feel genuine to me. The good half about making music is that I all the time consider visuals whereas recording. Or typically, I consider a visible idea with the intention to consider a track idea.
We’ve established that you just’re a dance, one who is sort of sleek – however you’re additionally not afraid to get playful and foolish. The place do you assume this – for lack of a greater time period – goofy facet comes from?
So, I’m identified to be a flexible dancer relating to sleek, up to date dances, humorous, foolish, playful dancing, or a hardcore hip-hop, assured routine. That every one comes from learning/coaching in all completely different kinds of dance whereas rising up. I actually used to take three dance lessons each single day for years.
However, anyhow — the extra you get to know me, you’ll see that I’ve a goofy persona, primarily as a result of I like making folks smile. Plus, I used to look at Jim Carrey movies every single day as a result of that’s my favourite actor. His animated faces power you to look at and snicker. So, numerous my inspiration comes from him.
Who would you say have been a few of your greatest musical influences rising up?
My greatest musical influences rising up are Justin Bieber, Miguel, Drake, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Zayn, and Post Malone. I’m influenced by every artist for various causes. Whether or not that being on stage efficiency, how they write, vocal skill, or melodies!
What would you say is your proudest second on Overdue? Was there a selected line or verse? Or, is it the entire undertaking itself?
My most proud second on the debut EP can be the undertaking as an entire. That is my first actually huge undertaking as a music artist, so I’m excited to undertaking my musical work into the world as a bundle versus dropping one track & seeing the place that goes. My EP means essentially the most due to what it stands for. “Overdue” my work as a musician has been overdue. I’ve been ready to drop a lot music for the world, however now’s the time.
Which of your tracks would you prefer to see take off on TikTok?
The monitor I’d like to see take off on Tiktok is TALKBODY.
To finish on a optimistic word: Although 2020 has been type of a wash, what would you say is a private spotlight of the 12 months?
My private silver lining for 2020 can be dropping this EP. I’ve labored so laborious on every track, ensuring it’s good, made a 40min reside visible to it, and overcame so many psychological challenges to ensure that my undertaking to come back to fruition. It’s the primary time I truly really feel like a real, respectable music artist. Not simply one other dancer.
Josh’s debut EP Overdue arrives on 10/30