East End singer/songwriter Joesef’s has released heartfelt new single The Sun is Up Forever, a slice of indie-pop featuring jangling guitars and soaring vocals. Written, recorded and produced by the Dennistoun-based artist, the new song follows his recent release Think That I Don’t Need Your Love.
You can listen to the track here.
Speaking about the new single Joesef explains “I wrote this song about a month ago after talking to my mum about how relationships affect you in every corner of your life, right down to the way you carry yourself.”
He continues, “My dad was a bit of a bastard to her and us, and she said it’s something that never really leaves her, but after 20 years shes learned to let go of the grief a little. It’s from her perspective, and mine. It’s about leaving a dark part of your life behind you. This tune is for her.”
Joesef’s work in the last year culminated in his inclusion of the BBC Sound Poll in January, after sharing his soulful singles Don’t Give In, Loverboy, Limbo and debut EP Play Me Something Nice.
The EP navigates feelings of first love and loss or, as Joesef puts it, the breakdown of his first relationship, “and how complicated it became for both of us trying to navigate through life without each other.”
The past twelve months have seen Joesef perform sold out shows across Europe and the UK including headline shows at London’s Omeara and Oslo as well as hometown gigs at SWG3 and King Tut’s.
This autumn Joesef will embark on his biggest tour yet, seeing him perform in nine cities throughout the UK and Ireland – ticket available now.