Below, please find the audio link to the feel-good song, “PROMISE” from Billboard chart-topping recording artist and musician JOSH X featuring recording artist T. Mickey (Dro). The KOMPA inspired R&B song was written by Josh X and produced by T. Mickey (Dro). Kompa is the popular misspelling of ‘Haiti’s national music,’ often described as a “modern merengue,” compas is wildly popular throughout the entirety of the Caribbean; musical contributions to the genre, compas direct is normally seen as rooted in Haiti.
“Almost every Haitian-American kid knows the feeling to see their parents dance to there favorite Kompa song. I use to want to learn how to sing the songs that made all the adults get up and dance at a Haitian party,” mentions Josh. “So sitting back, I said to myself how cool would it be to give us Haitian-Americans a song that made us want to get up and dance and for those that don’t speak the language they would understand every word I’m singing. So we took my RNB style and put it on top of a Kompa track and “Promise” was born. Today, “Promise” is the most streamed song from “AMOUR” project, so I am glad to see my plan worked,” he adds.
“AMOUR” was recently released to critical-acclaim from fans and music enthusiasts abroad (full mixtape link below). The “Promise” music video will be released in the coming weeks.
JOSH X, Stevie Wonder’s latest protege’ currently has the #21 R&B song in the country on the Billboard charts with his smash single, “Heaven On My Mind” featuring Cardi B. JOSH also collaborated and co-wrote the song, “Ready to Go” with multi-platinum super producer Swizz Beatz for Fox’s hit show EMPIRE and PEPSI (a global tv commercial). He has also worked with the likes of Jadakiss, Lil’ Wayne, Swizz Beatz and Cardi B. just to name a few.
“Amour aka The Prelude – I Am Josh X” is a prelude to Josh’s upcoming debut album, “I Am Josh X” scheduled to be released this Summer. “AMOUR” features productions from some of today’s hottest producers including; Shaft, DJ Static, BHawk, Elrey, just to name a few. Highlights on “Amour” includes the songs, “Taking Me Back“, a song inspired by a personal relationship that was lost due to one’s selfishness, but in the end, he is claiming that no matter what, “she is taking him back again.” Another highlight is the Jagged Edge sampled, “I Don’t Wanna Hurt You“, where you realize that you have found “the one” and no matter what happens between you guys, she is all you have ever wanted, and hurting her is the last thing you would want to do. Then you have the club-banger “Promise” featuring Dro, where Josh blends R&B with Haiti’s cultural sounds of Kompa. Josh also remade the classic “Stand By Me” in celebration of humanity during these trying times.
JOSH X is currently on a 15-city promotional tour in support of “Heaven On My Mind“, cities include; New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Milwaukee, Houston, Detroit and Miami. Later this month Josh will embark on a Haiti national tour with Haiti’s own, Sandro Martelly, son of Haiti’s former President.
- Take Care Of You
- Taking Me Back (Dirty)
- Low Key Feeling You
- I Gotta Try featuring Just VLAD (Skit)
- Dont’ Wanna Hurt You
- Creole Love
- Bye Bye Baby featuring Tanya Jones
- Heaven On My Mind (Ballad)
- Stand By Me (2016 Wrap up)
* “HEAVEN ON MY MIND” by JOSH X featuring CARDI B.
* “TAKING ME BACK” by JOSH X
* “I DON’T WANNA HURT YOU” by JOSH X
* “TAKE CARE OF YOU” by JOSH X
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