I feel like I am on a world music tour. My music is now playing everywhere, places I have not thought to go… I’m in those places too. I write all my own music and lyrics except of course the covers and interpret all of them in my personal autobiographical way. When I turn my music on and put on my earphones, it feels like I’m driving on the open road, remembering… and thinking and imagining about what’s coming. I am a pretty regular guy. After listening I realize regular guys too have good stories to tell. I recently finished what I call my love song: I Feel Like I Am The Luckiest Man Alive. It feels like me describing what it means and feels like to love someone. The bridge is especially loaded with personal truths: There is no one I’ve known like you/ That can make me smile or laugh/ And feel as comfortable as you do./ It is rare to find someone who truly gets me/ And doesn’t want me to change who I am/ For you. I have written a lot of songs now, almost enough for 2 albums, but I think this one is pretty special (Truthfully every song seems special when I am working on it because of what is inspiring me.) and will be on my first album. The music has a jazz sound with syncopated rhythms and interesting modulations in the chorus and bridge. It is written in D major and is my first song with a pre-verse so it is a bit longer than the other songs I’ve written. When I love an idea and want to musicalize it, I often turn to jazz, my first love in music. For me it would be an honor to be known as an excellent jazz artist. Maybe one day I will name someone with the name Jazz E. I am now writing a song about pictures which document my life and others. I’ll let you in when my process is up and running. My newest songs are now on my website at joshuaelimusic.com. While on the go, try listening to my music on soundcloud.com on the Joshua Eli Kranz channel. When you would like to watch me play and perform, check out YouTube.com on the Joshua Eli Kranz channel. You can always catch my music on radioairplay.com under Joshua Eli, my preferred performance name. To Jennifer Mariuz-O’Brien in Richmond Hill, Canada and Cathy Vitura St. Angelo in Nevada, a special thanks for your loyalty. You are both listening to my music a lot. When I see your picture a big smile fills my face ear to ear! Thanks to all of you who are listening to my music and reading my blog. I hope I will be able to meet some of you in person as time moves forward. I will be hosting a breakout gig when my album is complete. There you will be able to pick up an EP, listen to me play and perform the songs on my album, eat something nourishing and chat about music and meet the people behind the scene who have helped me make the album happen. There will also be a music video in production soon to accompany the album. If you have a suggestion about which song you’d like to see in a music video, write me and make your suggestion known. I definitely have a few ideas of my own, too.
My sincere thanks to all of you. Your enthusiasm for my music inspires me to express myself and write and compose more music.
March 26, 2016