Joshua L: Balancing the Tempo

The skateboarder and musician on inspiration, favorite skate spots, and musical trends.

Joshua L, photographed by K. Visuals, Atlanta, 2014

Joshua L, photographed by K. Visuals, Atlanta, 2014

What is your biggest inspiration when it comes to music? 

biggest inspiration when it comes to music would be old blues!

Who are some of your favorite artist?

 right now my fav artist are Bon Iver, Hozier, The black keys, Chet faker lol it goes on!

What inspired you to learn guitar?

my homie Alden and how emotional artist are when they play

Do you think people wanting to learn how to play musical instruments is becoming more of trend or is it losing its momentum? 

honestly, It's all about self expression. As long as we're actually trying it doesn't matter

What is something you would say is basically like a musical trend right now?

tbh idk lol most of my homies like trap. I like it, It gets me hype but when I'm alone I might bump Coldplay

Joshua L, photographed by K. Visuals, Atlanta, 2014

Joshua L, photographed by K. Visuals, Atlanta, 2014

Since we did our first shoot what has changed the most about you?

I wasn't playing guitar then and people tell me I give off good vibes. Still bettering myself though

Do you plan to make an impact on anyone or anything with skateboarding & playing guitar?

if I ever go anywhere with both then definitely ! I would want my songs to get people away from drugs and with skating just have fun .

When did you decide to take skating seriously?

Middle school! Hyped these other guys up and now they're my best buds (they're better than me now)

What are some of your favorite skate spots in Atlanta?

fav spots are Black Box, AT&T building, RIP atnalta, 

When you skate, who do you hang out with? Shout THEM OUT!

my bros David Taylor, Niriq Benson, Brandon Eskew and all my NIGGASSS

How can people keep up with you?

I might give up on social media but IG: earthian_