It’s been said many times that music is art.
The main elements are there, the beats to create the background and the voice to decorate the foreground. Its the combination of these which can produce a thing of everlasting beauty and interest, or cause a passing glance or even a puzzling gaze.
Danish newcomer Josephin Bovién, whose name alone fulfils the term ‘artist’, adorns the palette of her debut album Caramel Babe with poetic delivery and construction.
The colours caramel, honey and gold are the hues Josephin decorates with, and both lyrically and visually they provide the eight songs unifying thread.
Josephin’s creates music in the studio of alternative R&B and the opening single – Feeling The Moment drops a succulently deep bass line. The previously released single – Fuel remains an intense, twisted and gripping track from the sample intro to the last 3:02 mins. The tracks – Baby Girl and Caramel Babe demonstrate two sides to Josephin, and she glides between sassy Hip-Hop girl to sultry soul diva with ease.
If you’re looking for a 9-carat soul nugget head to track #7 – I’m Gold.
This smooth track sparkles with dreamy, emotionally rich vocals and a colourful array of perfectly blended instrumentation.
The production throughout the EP is first class and solid, sitting squarely in the middle of new urban/experimental beats. The outro on – I’m For Real is sublime. It’s a hypnotic conclusion that wonderfully extends this compelling single and rounds off the EP elegantly.
On some tracks, Josephin’s delivery style takes a little getting used to, however, her vocals are always engaging and wonderfully intriguing. It’s her uniqueness in a sea of upcoming R&B singers that draws and deserves attention.
Only time will tell if Josephin’s art is recognised.