By Roisin Breen

Glaswegian musician Joesef unveils his new anthemic single « Joe » taken from his debut album Permanent Damage set for release set for release next January 13th, 2023 on AWAL, and co-produced by Ivor Novello and award-winning producer Barney Lister (Obongjayar, Joy Crookes, Celeste).  

“Joe » introduces the overall theme of the album, the permanent damage and cost of loving deeply, and how it stays with you like a scar. Joesef worked with longtime collaborator Luis Hindman on the official video for « Joe, » depicting a tumultuous relationship in his London apartment, which shows echoes and ghosts of a past lover, and of himself. 

 “This album is about making sense of that absence of stability. It’s about the collapse of a relationship from the inside out. I’ve always found it quite difficult to find peace in myself.  Always moving, always thinking, always dreaming, always searching. Until I started making music it was the more destructive aspects of my personality that took over in order to cope with an ever changing landscape of feeling I couldn’t maintain control of. Permanent Damage is about fighting in the street on the way home, kissing in the taxi,having nothing to say in the morning, holding grief in your hands and carrying it with you indefinitely.There is a permanence in what we went through together and it’s affected the way I carry myself and the way I see the world. It’s about grieving for a version of myself that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get back.” 

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