Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Josh Osho's L.I.F.E EP
John Osho is the freshest soulfully, pop/acoustic bad-boy-done-good face to the music scene.
With the new album in full, L.I.F.E set for release in a few weeks, this teaser which is now available has given me an insight into the potential Josh's album could contain.
Josh's voice reminds me of John Legend with his powerful, yet smooth and easy- to-listen-to warming low register.
Opening with the catchy and up-beat 'Giants' featuring Childish Gambino, the sing along melody catches your attention instantly.
The single, 'Redemption' featuring Ghostface Killah (these high-profile guest stars in the full album includes acts such as Wretch 32) has been a hit with Radio 1 and certainly holds it own in relation to chart topping tracks. With the romantic violin riffs, no faffing about with vocal gymnastics and a positive, feel good vibe, its set to be an anthem for the summer.
The Ebenezer hotel, a tale from Osho's previous drug dealing lifestyle before gracing the music industry's scene, opens with a catchy blues riff and showcases his soulful, smooth and distinctive vocals.
Overall, a well produced EP that includes catchy single releases, characteristics of Josh's background and some tracks which demonstrate potential and signs towards hopefully what'll be another successful album with perhaps some room for development into a more 'alternative' musician.
Fave tracks: 'Ebenezer Hotel' and 'Redemption'