After guesting on a number one single, Josh Kumra has already tasted chart success - now he's ready to make it on his own with a fantastic debut album
Later in the week, we'll also have a special Spotify playlist from the man of songs that inspired the album, so stay tuned.
TOPMAN GENERATION: Congrats on the debut album – must be great to have it out there for people to finally hear?
It is! It's been a long time in the making so it's nice that people can now hear what I've been working on.
TOPMAN GENERATION: It's been getting some great reviews, is it a nervous time before release awaiting how people will take to it?
Yes there have been a few nerves but I know I've tried my best to make a good collection of songs and that's all I can do.
TOPMAN GENERATION: How is the summer shaping up following the album?
The summer is looking good! I have confirmed a few festivals and one being a favourite of mine 'Boardmasters' and there are some festivals coming in from Austria and Switzerland too!
TOPMAN GENERATION: You've worked with Wretch 32 in the past. There seems to be an creative hybrid movement of young British artists from different scenes collaborating currently - do you feel it's an exciting time for British music?
I do! I think it's a very exciting time for British music. The one thing that sets it apart from the rest is it's diversity and acceptance of many different genres. I think it's great that people in Britain are opening up to fusions of genres and that we have the singer/songwriters who can create it very well!
TOPMAN GENERATION: You recorded a special acoustic session for Topman Ctrl earlier this year. Do you still enjoy playing more intimate, stripped down live sets?
I love playing live shows in general but yes there's always something special about playing a small intimate gig. The connection with the audience is always better.
TOPMAN GENERATION: What new artists are you excited about at the moment?
Right now I'm really excited about a very talented young girl called Mahalia, she's only 14 years old but she writes songs that you would expect to come from a 40 year old. She's also got a hell of a voice to go with it!