Revilla - Honesty (feat. Merv xx Gotti)
Hailing from the “Queen City” of Regina, Saskatchewan, Filipino singer-songwriter Josh Gonzales reveals his new alter-ego, Revilla, with the debut of his first single. Diverting from his acoustic folk roots, Revilla is Josh Gonzales’ experimental approach to contemporary R&B/soul. Enlisting under Saskatchewan’s Trifecta Artist Collective, Revilla aims to combine modern electro-R&B with eccentric, intricate lyricism. This lyrically-driven R&B approach takes influence from R&B/soul artists such as Frank Ocean, Gallant and Bill Withers.
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Revilla’s debut single, “Honesty”, is produced by Mantra, and mixed and mastered by Chris Dimas of Surf Dads and Grind Central Records. Accompanied by vocals from Merv xx Gotti, singer of WCMA-nominated R&B/hip-hop duo DGS Samurai Champs, “Honesty” explores the sensual attraction induced by connecting at both an emotional and intellectual level. Using folk-inspired R&B vocals to deliver romantic songwriting overtop electro Rhodes synths and TR-808 percussion, Revilla aims to use his debut single to add fuel to Saskatchewan’s already exploding urban music scene.
Josh Gonzales is an impassioned community builder in Saskatchewan’s music scene and an active contributor to Trifecta’s Artist Collective. He serves as a member of SaskMusic’s board of directors, and has championed Saskatchewan music during showcases at music festivals such as Ness Creek Music Festival and Canadian Music Week. As Revilla, he is currently working on a 3-song EP.