Ahead of the release of EP Fault Lines, Josh Needs let “Silver Sheets” out into the wild and so I asked him about the song.

Ez: Hi Josh,
Hope you’re staying well and safe.

From my understanding “Silver Sheets” is in part about the lockdown experience. How does the song’s sound support what you’re trying to express?

Josh: I wrote & produced the track in lockdown, so the music has an eerie sense of urgency that pairs with the story of driving across town without being c.aught. There’s a lustful energy and intense grungy attitude in the musical elements as well as the lyrics

Ez: Did you find the process of finding words that would match the music difficult, or was it something that came forward with ease?

Josh: I wrote the lyrics with my friend and collaborator Dean Pritchard, and the story came forward relatively easy as we’ve worked together many times in the past and we have a similar style of writing and understanding each other to best serve the song and the story. We got together to listen to the instrumental track I produced and came up with the idea of this “post-apocalyptic” lust story.

Ez: Do you feel that “Silver Sheets” is a strong representation of what you pursue in music, and why?

Josh: I feel that the song represents the side of me that loves surf rock and grungy guitars. What I pursue in music is exploring sounds and creating songs that are full of the ideas and inspiration I’ve grown up with over the years. Once I get hooked on a riff I build everything around it and “Silver Sheets” is an example of me taking a guitar idea and running with it.

Ez: How does “Silver Sheets” fit in with the rest of Fault Line?

Josh: Fault Line is a mix of heartbreak and lust stories, so “Silver Sheets” fits in the more romantic spectrum of the EP. Other tracks in Fault Line are songs and stories that followed the my journey over the last 2 years of heartbreak, love, sex, and smoking weed.

Ez: Lastly, what are you hoping people get from the EP?

Josh: I just want to be getting more music out there for people to hear and connect with in hopes that it translates to see them coming to see a show and follow my career. I make music as a way to process my life experiences and if people relate to it and connect, that’s all I can ever hope for.

Ez: Thank you for your time. I hope your week is a splendid one.