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Joesef is a young soul with an old soul who’s mastered new soul.
Since shining through on the BBC’s Sound of 2020 poll only nine months after his first ever gig, the Scottish singer-songwriter has released a brace of #fire singles and EPs, broke his pandemic-induced gigging furlough with a magical woodland performance at last summer’s Latitude, toured with his band and Mercury Prize winner (and long-term supporter) Arlo Parks, and performed a sold-out Friday night at Barrowlands.
“That was just fucking mad!” he marvels of his rapturous homecoming. “The whole gig I was like, what the hell is going on? It was just so loud. It was a Glasgow crowd, so I expected that, but it was mental – I couldn’t even hear myself, especially during Comedown – a quiet song that people sing the loudest – and The Sun Is Up Forever. And I got to take my mum backstage, so that was special. Playing shows and live music are the most important thing to me. Other things in life come and go, but you can always remember an amazing show – and that was the most amazing yet.”