Without a doubt, everyone goes through an internal struggle. Some people are torn between decisions for their future, and others are continually struggling with their past. They often cope with different means, whether seeking therapy, investing in themselves, or finding a creative outlet. Joshua West is among those who follow the latter, writing his struggles on a paper before taking it to the stage as JoshDeanSavage.
JoshDeanSavage is a rising artist based in Denver, Colorado. He has been writing music for over four years after taking heavy inspiration from artists like Drake, 21 Savage, Post Malone, Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi Vert, Snow Tha Product, Trippie Redd, XXXTentacion, and more. In 2018, Josh attended a concert featuring Juice Wrld, which changed his entire perspective towards music. He would meet and befriend HefeBossup backstage after the show, who would take Josh under his wing. Inspired, Josh told his sisters who flew across the country to share his inspiration and urge him to pursue music.
However, things went awry for him, and life questioned his stability. Overwhelmed with his situation, Josh gave in and moved to Utah for nursing school. There he was able to connect with Dre Taylor, who also made music. Through Dre, Josh met Mac Lee, another aspiring musician who goes by the stage name MacLeeMadelt. Together they collaborated on a song titled 4Score.
JoshDeanSavage usually records at a studio called Side3Studios, which has welcomed several big names in the music industry and is where B.O.B. recorded the hit Airplanes. His songs Veto, Make You Famous, and Stayed One, were engineered by Ryan Alan, whose stage name is KingRyTheFirst, and managed to get Josh a total stream of 14k. KingRyTheFirst had collaborated with Post Malone and other big-name artists, boosting Josh’s confidence in his music career pursuit.
The rising artist is often open about his struggles in his songs, making it easier for others like him to connect with his music. Josh came from a small town in Colorado and lived in an unstable home. His family’s unpredictability would see him traveling the country at the age of 13, taking him to places like California, New York, and everywhere in-between. Although he lived in a crazy home, JoshDeanSavage worked to change his life for the better. So far, he has been doing good, but Josh is still afraid of reverting to the old version of himself. He is always finding things to keep his brain occupied, and music has been his saving grace.
It was music that saved him, and being able to relate to artists gave Josh the motivation for change. Family, friends, and strangers always told him that he could make it in music. It was difficult as Josh faced several trials and doubts, but he could make it because others believed in him.
JoshDeanSavage is still building up his name and creating music under the guidance of HefeBossup. Undoubtedly, it won’t take long before he can establish his name in Los Angeles.
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