“Joesef is your new favourite Glasgow sadboi.”
“Enigmatic and paradoxical..”
“Soulful newcomer Joesef spins sad tunes that you can ‘shag or smoke a joint to.’”
“..Joesef has always sparked incredible hype, with fans swooning at his effervescent alt-pop.”
Touted as the “next big thing” by those in the know, BBC Sound Poll nominee and enigmatic Glaswegian, Joesef returns today with brand new soulful single, Think That I Don’t Need Your Love via AWAL.
The new single is about “feeling like myself again after a big period of feeling fucked up and spaced out after a break up,” Joesef explains. “I just woke up one day feeling a bit better and I sort of wrote this tune as a knee jerk reaction to finally feeling normal again.” The lyrics, while tinged with a humour typical of Glaswegians, are delivered with a sensitivity and a jazz-pop style harping back to the raspy authenticity of Amy Winehouse.
Though the bubble has burst – I fell head first into the dirt – it could always be worse, Joesef reasons in his distinct, dreamy timbre.
After sharing his soulful, sultry sounds with singles Don’t Give In, Loverboy, Limbo and debut EP Play Me Something Nice, Joesef’s work in the last year culminated in his inclusion of the BBC Sound Poll in January. His debut EP navigates feelings of first love and loss and were rapturously received, with support across the likes of Clash, i-D, Vogue, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra and more.
Following sold-out headline performances in London and Glasgow last year, Joesef is set to embark on a 14-date tour of the UK, Europe and Ireland this March, April and May.