Joseph Soul has joined Team Kelly Clarkson in The Voice season 19, and I’m introducing you to him in the most appropriate way – through his music. Check out this question and answer session with Joseph to learn about her favorite songs, what he’d like to perform on the show, and the tunes he would consider the most influential in his life and career.
Keep watching The Voice on NBC each Monday and Tuesday to see how far Joseph advances in The Voice season 19.
Brittany Frederick: What was the first song that you fell in love with?
Joseph Soul: The earliest song I can remember just being absolutely in love with – and [I] bought the whole album on cassette – was “Killing Me Softly” (the Lauryn Hill / Fugees version).
BF: What’s your favorite song right now?
JS: I’d have to say “Give You Blue” by Allen Stone.
BF: If you had to pick one song to describe Joseph Soul, which one would you choose?
JS: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin.
BF: Why did you pick the Voice season 19 blind audition song that you did?
JS: I love Bob Marley. Grew up on his music in Hawaii and it has heavily influenced the music that comes out of Hawaii.
BF: If you could perform any other song during the season, do you have a number-one choice?
JS: I want to do “Give You Blue” by Allen Stone. I think the song speaks perfectly to my purpose in life. When your sky is gray, I will give you blue. That sums up the reason I sing, the reason I exist.
BF: What’s one song or artist that The Voice fans would be surprised to know you enjoy?
JS: I think my favorite “band” being Cultura Profetica would surprise people. I don’t speak Spanish at all, and they are a Puerto Rican reggae / jazz / R&B fusion band that is absolutely amazing and sings in Spanish. I’ve seen them live in LA and they are amazing. Goes to show that music is truly universal, not even language can separate us.
The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.