Soulful Mancunian artist, Josephine Oniyama has released her first track from her up-and-coming album. ‘Til You’ follows Josephine’s critically lauded debut album ‘Portrait’ which received a mass amount of support from organisations such as The Sunday Times, Q and Uncut. Following the successful release, she landed appearances on Later… With Jools Holland, at Glastonbury and Latitude festival.
Josephine had a very early start to her music career at the age of twelve, as she began to learn how to play the guitar. Josephine has created a sound that has been labeled the Queen of Gospel as she takes influences from Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Since her previous release, Josephine has been keeping herself busy as she performed Celluloid History Songs as part of the film installation at Manchester’s HOME. She has also completed a Masters degree in English Literature whilst also featuring on the Travis single, Idlewild.
Speaking of the new single, Josephine says,
“Til You’ is a really special track for me. It’s about self-affirmation, about being comfortable in your own skin. And in the end that is the best time to really bond with other people and make relationships work and grow; when you finally know who you are and can help other people grow too.”