Singer and songwriter Josefin announces the forthcoming release of her debut EP “Getaway” on May 15, 2013, with the single of the same name arriving on April 25, 2013.
“Getaway” is the followup release to the single “It’s OK,” released in November 2012. The upcoming album shows a broad musical background; every song has a unique soundscape influenced by soul, pop, dance music, RnB and film scores. Josefin and the producer team Mépù have modeled every song into a getaway, a world of its own for the listener to experience. It’s a detailed world where emotions are stronger and colors are brighter. It features a horse, manic mumbling armies, revengeful strings, heroic guitars and much more.
Josefin’s musical interest started early. As a baby her parents used to park the baby chair at the piano when they were busy.
“My father had a studio up in the attic where I used to sneak up with my sister, who is now one of my producers. We listened to him making crazy electronic sounds on a big old computer and it didn’t take long before we gave it a try ourselves”, says Josefin.
Part of the EP is recorded up in that magic attic.
“We have made recordings everywhere: in my sister’s closet, in the attic of our childhood home, in the public radio building in Stockholm, on a boat in the archipelago, in our friends’ studios, and most of the tracks have been laid down in Mépù’s studio in a sub-basement in Vasastan, Stockholm.”
Josefin grew up in the Stockholm archipelago, and nature is an important source of inspiration in her music. On silent evenings, she stands and listens to the sounds that travel across the water: an owl hunting, someone singing on another island, a couple having an argument in a boat talking over the engine.
The album’s title track and single is an intense dance song comprised of multiple layers of synthesizers, choir, and live instruments with a catchy and immediate chorus. “Getaway” also features a guest performance by the esteemed Swedish rap artist Cleo. The closing song of the EP, “The One I Call For,” balances the album’s namesake with a lush film-score arrangement, including strings and orchestral percussion, as an homage to film scoring legend Ennio Morricone
Listen to Josefin feat. Cleo here: