2020 has been an absolutely wild year for local artist Josh Sahunta.
There have been a lot of ups and downs; the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to any live performances, but the Edmonton musician was able to push forward with his music career.
In August, he won a national songwriting contest earning him $20,000.
More recently, Sahunta found out one of his songs would be used in the new Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things.
“My song 'Summertime', that you guys (MIX 107) have actually played a lot, just got put in an upcoming Netflix series. I don’t actually know yet which episode my song is going to be on, but I’ll probably know that in the next couple of days. I am very excited,” laughed Sahunta.
This whole situation was a long time coming. Sahunta met a music supervisor (the person who finds songs for TV show producers) years ago at a conference in Edmonton.
“It was making a connection in-person and following up with her through email over the years. Just building that rapport with her is how it all happened.”
The entire season of Tiny Pretty Things will come out on Netflix on Dec.14.
As amazing as it was to find out his song would be used in an episode, it is not the first time it has happened to Sahunta.
Another one of his songs, 'Take All I Am', was used during the second season of Netflix’s The Order.
“Honestly, it was surreal and I think even when this next one comes out it’s going to feel exactly the same. I still sometimes watch the scene and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is real,’ so it’s incredibly exciting.”
To top it all off, the most exciting part of this year for Sahunta is coming up in just a few weeks - he is getting married.
You can find Josh Sahunta’s songs on any music platform including Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube.