Thursday, April 13, 2023

Josienne Clarke - "Anyone But Me"

Photo by Alec Bowman_Clarke

The latest single from Josienne Clarke combines sounds that are quite different in a surprisingly perfect mixture. Clarke's vocals sound like traditional folk. In fact, just about as traditional as you can get. But the music in "Anyone But Me" follow a much heavier alt-rock sound. It's all fuzzy guitars and driving drums. The vocals almost seem to be at a much slower tempo, and would be more at home if the song was a ballad. But "Anyone But Me" is a fast rock song. This song should not work at all, but Clarke has crafted a song that flows together brilliantly despite the mismatched parts.

Josienne Clarke says of her upcoming album's title:

“It means both solitude and singularity; being one of a kind, but also alone in the sense that you are apart from other things. So, it has both a positive connotation and a really melancholic one–and I feel like that fits every song that I've ever written.”

You can watch the video for "Anyone But Me" below. Onliness (songs of solitude & singularity) is due out April 14 on Corduroy Punk Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Josienne Clarke, check out the artist's website.

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