Josh Kelley's Song To Hit TV
Josh Kelley co-wrote the theme song to the popular new CBS sitcom Mike & Molly.
The song is called "I See Love," which Josh wrote with Keb' Mo,' who sings the song in the version selected as the show's theme.
Kelly shares, "The Mike & Molly theme song came around sort of randomly. In 2004, I called up Keb' Mo' and said, 'I'd really love to write a song with you.' He called me back and said, 'Let's do it.' I drove up to his house and we sat around for a while and we wrote this song called 'I See Love.' He put it on his album."
Josh adds, "Probably six months ago, he called me and said, 'There's a TV show called Mike & Molly that wants to use the song because they came to my live show and heard it. The creators of the show loved it.' I didn't think much about it. The next thing you know, he's calling me and saying that they took it. It's funny because now I'm a really big fan of the show and every time I watch it, I get to hear this cool song."
Josh likes the tune so much that he's actually considering recording a country version of it for his next album. He says, "The lyrics tell a story and I think they are country lyrics. I definitely think it can be a country song for sure."
Kelley's songs have graced television shows several times over the years. His music has been featured in MTV's The Hills, ABC's Brothers and Sisters and What About Brian and the CW's Smallville.
His tunes have also been heard in movies including Sweet Home Alabama and The Prince and Me, as well as some movies that star his wife, Katherine Heigl, such as Life As We Know It and The Ugly Truth.
He reveals, "A fulfilling part of my life is being able to write songs for film and television and also write songs for other artists."
He gives his view on supervisors when he says, "They always pick the songs that I think could never be in film and television. The ones that I try to write for film and TV never get picked because I think it comes down to the cliché of trying too hard. When you're doing it because you love it and aren't trying hard, it seems like everything falls into place."
When asked if being married to Katherine Heigl getting an extra edge in regards to getting his music in her films, Josh admits, "I thought I would have a really good 'in' there, but it comes down to the music supervisors and whether they like it or not. That would be nice if they would just throw me a bone! It's a good testament to the quality of the music and just getting better over the years."