“Music is more than an idea or concept. It is far greater than just a dream longing to glimpse reality. More lucid than any language. Life changing to those who are willing to listen. Words can articulate vision, spark ambition, and elude complacency. I aspire to inspire. You and I were made for more than existing, we were created with purpose.”
Over the past year, Josh has focused on writing new songs and creating a brand that will shape his image as a solo artist.
“This EP is only the beginning of much more new music to come. Painting Pictures tells a story of faith, love, heartbreak and hope. It’s really a great summation of a lot of the experiences that have led me to this point and for me, this album is a beginning and an end of a new chapter in my life. Christian or not, I really believe that people will be able to relate to these songs on a personal level. It’s very honest and purposeful writing. I used a very generous amount of lyrical imagery and word painting in this project, so the name Painting Pictures just made sense to me. God is a huge facet in these songs, He was always there beside me through every situation and circumstance. He brought me through and to my amazement, He is allowing me to share my experiences through these songs.”
“Painting Pictures” is due for release on February 2, 2013, featuring four brand new songs from Pereira, as well as a rendition of “Bliss”, one of Fighting The Influence’s radio hits. Many are already buzzing about this album and this artist. With such a unique blend of talent, soul and passion, he isn’t likely to disappoint.