Josh Bogert unveils new single, “Dreams”

Josh Bogert releases dreamy music video for new single, “Dreams”

It isn’t often that a 21-year-old can say that they have almost two decades of one form of performing or another under their belt. Enter Vancouver singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer/actor Josh Bogert.

Read on to find out where it all started, who/what inspired his latest single, “Dreams,” and much more.

First off, could the release of your new single “Dreams” come at a better time for the warm weather to (finally) arrive?! Was it your goal to release what could be seen as a summer anthem?

Absolutely! I wrote this song with summer in mind, and I’m so glad the timing worked out for this release. I’m hoping it can be the soundtrack to lots of fun over the next few months.

In terms of your own musical journey, which started at the age of four, let’s cover the many instruments you’ve learned throughout your life: classical violin, piano, guitar, sax, drums, and, of course, your voice! Did I miss any? What inspired you to continue learning more and more as you grew up?

I think starting the Violin was a very good thing for me because it is one of the hardest instruments to play. It made learning other instruments feel easier, and the more instruments I picked up, the easier it became to learn them.

You’re also self-taught on the sound engineering side of things in the recording studio. What was your favourite part of adding that to your skillset?

From the time I started writing songs, I wanted to have recordings of them. So I started recording myself with the tools I had at the time. It grew into becoming my own producer and engineer, and I was really able to hone in on my own unique sound without having to rely on someone else to create it. I love being able to take my vision all the way from start to finish and tell my own story with all the aspects of the music creation process.

I love the music video for “Dreams,” and the west coast scenery is incredible! How did the idea for this video come to life?

I was having coffee with my good friend Mark, the director and camera operator for the video, and I told him I wanted to find the most incredible landscape we could so that the video would look like a dream world. He immediately suggested Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and I have to say I don’t think we could’ve picked a better spot. So a few of my friends and I hopped in my car, we went on a road trip, and had an amazing time… and we happened to capture an awesome music video along the way!

Readers may recognize you from your role as Miles Lenox on Backstage. How did that experience come about? Is acting something you have considered doing for a long time?

I had actually never considered acting before. The opportunity to start auditioning for roles was offered to me not long before I landed the role on Backstage, and before that, I had never really taken acting classes or had an interest in acting. Music was always my focus, and I think that’s why I was cast in the role. They were really looking for artists who had skills and talents outside of acting and, for my role, they were looking for someone who could sing and play multiple instruments.

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