In the classic high school comedy Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey's character David Wooderson famously quips: "That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age."

The same might be said about No.1 musical artists. Except we're not sure we like it as much. 

Only 17, Jawsh 685 became a TikTok viral sensation with his track Laxed (Siren Beat) – which he created after school. 

At an age where most of his peers would be fighting pimples, Jawsh – real name Joshua Nanai – then teamed up with Jason Derulo for the chart-topping single Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat). 

So let's find out what's on the prodigy's phone...  

On The Phone – Jawsh 685

Who was the last person you texted and what did it say?

My good friend Daniel – I said I got his back.

He is part of my close friend group here in Manurewa, South Auckland.

We are all still at school together, but with everything blowing up I haven’t had much time for the boys!

What number do you call the most?

My mum's. She is my rock and is the reason why I’m here.

What was the last photo you took? 

I’m currently at a photo shoot for a New Zealand magazine called Remix. We just took a whole variety of photos in the studio.

This is my second photo shoot ever so its pretty buzzy. I don’t take a lot of pictures of myself!

What was the last video you took?

One of me coming out the restroom, being shocked because I just saw NZ artist Benee haha!

She is killing it right now, so good to see other New Zealanders like me shining a light on our country.

What was your last Google search – and what was the context?

The street name of where I am now, because I needed to get to where I am for this photo shoot.

I live out south (Manurewa) so don’t come into the city that often.

The shoot I am on now is pretty cool, there are a whole bunch of us shooting the cover.

What was the last podcast you listened to?

I haven’t listened to any, I mainly spend time listening to Siren Beats on Youtube

What is your favourite app?

To be honest I really only use Instagram & Tik Tok on my phone.

Or maybe the voice recording app at the moment as I’m recording a lot of IDs for radio stations, Apple & Spotify.

What is your most liked Instagram post?

Not sure, I have heaps. Probably this one...

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