Joshua Blum


I mostly write music that goes along with some 80s inspired fairy tale fantasy books I wrote and illustrated (the first one called The Thirteenth Hour). As I was writing certain scenes, I heard particular melodies to go along with them; some of those pieces became parts of the soundtrack.





Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I remember the first time I heard the song “Forever Young” by the new wave band, Alphaville, I froze and tried to remember the lyrics so I could figure out the name. There were no easy ways of finding things out like that then, so it took some doing, but when I figured it out, I was hooked on synthpop.

What inspires you to make music?

I write music that goes along with 80s inspired fairy tale fantasy novels I’ve written (or am in the process of writing). Since the stories were inspired by 80s scifi and fantasy movies, they had to have an 80s style soundtrack, right?

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It’s a way of sharing something that can’t easily be expressed to other people. It’s conveying thoughts, images, emotions, and wishes that are inside of you ... some of which you may not even have words for. Thankfully, music does not necessarily require words.