Hoping to encourage listeners to embrace the moment during this crazy journey that we call life, country artist Josh Kinney is back with his very first summertime anthem “Southland”. Having written songs since he was young, Kinney provides compelling lyrics over catchy melodies, proving his experience as a creative veteran in this industry. In “Southland”, the young artist delivers charm and whit with a hint of pop sensibility, making this a perfect track for the mainstream radio waves. A Gardendale, AL native, Josh makes songs that mix the feel-good vibe of modern country music with the beat-heavy punch of pop. With influences ranging from old-school icons like George Strait and Motley Crue to modern hitmakers like Florida Georgia Line and Khalid, Kinney makes music that nods to the past while still pushing forward, putting a young, updated spin on the southern sounds he grew up with. And this holds very true in “Southland”. The track transports listeners to a group of young people who are taking a ride around their small city in the south, sparking vivid imagery and a feeling that those who crave nostalgia will find endearing.
Having signed with Birmingham Entertainment as a teenager, what drew attention from the industry in was perhaps the way all of his music maintained a positive outlook. “My generation is one that struggles with a lot of anxiety and depression; Kinney explains. But I’m all about spreading a positive vibe. I’m trying to get away from that darkness and spread a whole new type of energy — an energy that helps people feel good and forget about everything else.” – Josh Kinney
Listen to “Southland” on Spotify HERE today.