As we approach the end of the summer, we enter a new phase here at SoulCulture. As our loyal readers and viewers know we are passionate about spotlighting some of the best talent from around the globe – and moving forward, we will be taking on a significant mission to not only share music releases with you guys, but actively curate, create and present some of the best music and content. Stay locked for some very major announcements…
With that said, we are proud to announce the release of soulful South London hailing singer-songwriter Josh Osho‘s brand new project, The John Doe EP, which will be released SClusively on SoulCulture on Monday, September 3rd.
The soulful 20 year old, who recently released his debut album L.I.F.E through Island Records (which featured guest appearances from Ghostface Killah and Childish Gambino), shut himself off in the studio to create the very personal seven track project, written and produced by himself and Graham Hicks, covering themes including identity, genres, childhood, death and more with Soul Culture in mind.
Ahead of our release on Monday, we bring you the lead title track, “John Doe (Forget, To Remember).”
“This song is about, as the title reads, forgetting oneself to truly remember who you are,” Josh explains. “Putting to death all the labels, definitions, perceived identities attached to us throughout life that distort and disfigure our interaction with the world.
“I feel being a ‘creative’ has taught me that especially, people spend so much time attempting to label or define what you do to the point of killing the soul of it, particularly the industry and media, dissecting it into so many small little pieces that fit so perfectly in a nice box, that the whole intention is lost and I myself spent a long time fighting that trying to go beneath the perceptions that I had of myself as a musician to connect with something greater than an projection and I guess it is an on going journey of discovery I doubt it ever stops.”
Listen To: “John Doe (Forget, To Remember)”
Peep the full EP tracklist below and stay locked for its release on Monday, September 3rd.
The John Doe EP Tracklist
1. John Doe (Forget,To Remember)
2. Even In War
3. Call My Name
4. The Sandbox
5. Could You Be Loved
6. The Cliches
7. The Last Letter