NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Indie Pop/R&B recording artist, Josh Stephens (Be Balance Publishing), celebrates the release of his third original tune titled “Talk To Me.”*  Penned by Stephens alongside Michael McQuaid, and produced by Zack Page, the track is the second release in Stephen’s 2021 single series and is now available via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms (Amazon/Apple Music/iTunes/ Pandora/Spotify/Tidal). Listen Here.

Akin to Stephens’ creative influences (Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth, and Shawn Mendes), the Belmont grad caters to multiple genres with captivating, rangy tenor vocals, and alluring and tantalizing storylines. The new tune, “Talk To Me,” is characteristic of the young songwriter’s natural craft and catalog. Keeping time with punctuated finger snaps, synth rhythms echo throughout as the heartbeat of the Latin pop-infused track while simplistic production illuminates to create a full sound to heighten the intensity of the romantic quest. Sensual lyrics spotlight an immediate enchantment and intoxicating infatuation that ignite the impassioned plea to explore “the possibilities.”

“…You’re eloquent, but dangerous (you’re dangerous)
Trying to play it cool, but that ain’t us (no)
Oh and you love to act like you can’t see
Just how you have control over me

Oh and I know you get this all the time
But I wanna know if I can call you mine so

Talk to me baby
Tell me what’s on your mind
Just say the word, say the word…”

“The storyline is a dichotomy,” introduced the twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter, Josh Stephens. “It’s about a new relationship and the flirtatious game of ‘cat and mouse;’–playing it cool, appearing coy, conflicted with the readiness to ‘jump in’!”

Stephens is writing and recording daily; the single arrives as a follow-up to his sophomore release and corresponding music video, titled “Who Taught You”. The track is fast approaching 65,000 streams; the music video can be seen on the artist’s YouTube Channel (Watch Here).

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Josh Stephens is an auspicious, independent artist that is as strategic about his career as he is in his music. The Belmont University Music Business grad (2020) and Floridian native places focus on internal and external concentrations–both personally and professionally. Along with that comes the exploration of new, young love, infatuation and heartbreak, and the emotional whirlwind and motivation that opens the heart and soul to a powerful insight and retrospect to draw from. With an intimate and thoughtful zen, Josh writes about life, spirituality and relationships (with friends, family and romantic partners).

The self-admitted, open-hearted young man interjects a holistic approach to his songcraft. Stephens has devoted his time to writing and becoming an active member of the Nashville music community, with performances at the Listening Room, Belcourt Taps, 404 and more.

Drawn to the creative direction of Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Bruno Mars, Josh’s warm, passionate vocals “pop” with champagne melodies, sleek R&B soulful dance grooves brought to life by BIG production.  He identifies his music as a “union” created and communicated in a universal language, and he delivers with the intent to move the listener to a contemplative emotional state. 

Josh’s recordings are simplistic and spotlight the tenor’s warm vocal delivery complemented by consistent storylines and vibes that translate his charismatic chemistry.

And that’s just how Josh Stephens captivates his audience. His flirtatious grin and boy-next-door persona, combined with an innate ability to create an experience and ignite emotion through simplistic storylines illustrated by abstract productions are his signature. Set out to make his own mark, Josh Stephens is destined to be a game-changer.

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