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Avant-pop songstress Josephine Philip has shared her new single ‘The Clue’ in anticipation of her debut album which will be released via Midnight Confessions in the Spring of 2022.
‘The Clue’ pays homage to blues/soul artists such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. She explains:
“‘The Clue’ is a contemporary love song. It revolves around impossible love and the acceptance of it. The track is also a homage to Nina Simone’s version of Billie Holiday’s song Don’t Explain. Don’t Explain was written by Holliday in response to one of her husband’s affairs. When he tried to explain away why lipstick was on his collar, Simone responded disgustingly “Take a bath, man; don’t explain.” The Clue is an inspirational tribute to the great women, their sound, storytelling and courage, who took to the microphone and stage before me.”
The songs for the upcoming album are written and produced in collaboration with Copenhagen-based producer and musician Lasse Martinussen. ‘The Clue’ is an entirely pleasant offering, merging marked rhythms and pauses with Philip’s distinctive vocals.
‘The Clue’ features on the Spotify playlist POP_GROUND.fm
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