Hey Josephine 🙂 So excited to be chatting with you! You recently released your new EP! How excited were you to get this project out into the world?
Very excited! For a few reasons. One, the process was a bit of a roundabout one, so it felt good to be finalizing the whole thing. Secondly, both of the songs on the EP were personal to me and I loved writing them, so seeing them finally out there is a good feeling.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music? And what do you hope they’ll get from hearing your new songs?
Well, I, of course, hope they enjoy the songs in general, but specifically, I hope they enjoy the slightly new direction I took with the songs’ sound. I also hope they’ll be able to relate to them and find a place for them in their own lives.
Can you tell us the backstory of the new EP? Is it from a real experience?
It is. Both songs tell a different side of my current relationship. “Slow Down” is more sensual and touches on communication and honesty, while “Falling” tells of a love that was initially unwanted, but wound up leading to the formation of a love to be grateful for.
What does this EP mean to you?
A lot of things. The main thing I can say is I’m very proud of it and the process of creating it will always be a special memory for me.
Can you spill any details on what your supporters can look forward to from you the rest of the year?!?
Honestly, hard to say. I have some things in the works, but Miss ‘Rona has shaken a lot this year and plans are up in the air. I am hoping to drop some more music before 2020 is up though, but I’ll have to keep you posted on that.
Will there be a music video for any of your new singles? If so, can you tell us about the concept of the video 🙂
Yes, here will be, but I’m not sure when or any exact details of what just yet.
Is there anyone you want to thank that’s helped you get to where you are today?
Oh, tons of people, probably too many to mention here, but I’d like to highlight three. Joseph Konty, who was my vocal teacher, producer, guitarist, etc. for many years who first got me into the industry. I wouldn’t be here without him. My awesome manager, Donjia Gale, who has put together so much and has helped me make strides throughout the past few years. And my mom, who has been my biggest supporter since day 1 (love you Mom!).
Are you planning any shows to promote your new music?
Unfortunately, not at the current moment due to quarantine.
What do you want your supporters to know that you think is important?
The BlackLivesMatter movement. It’s extremely important and I’d like to ask those reading this to take a step towards change by doing some research, having some conversations, signing some petitions, or any of the many options available to help out.
What do you want your fans to know if they ever see you in public?
I’m just the same as you, human and all, so come on up and say “hi”.
Why do you think social media is so important for artists like yourself?
It’s a great tool for connecting with your audience in a more personal way.
Make Sure To Follow Jospehine On Insta: https://www.instagram.com/josephinerelli/)
What would you say is your biggest dream/goal right now?
Honestly, just to be able to continue creating and sharing what I feel for the rest of my life.
Any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Stay safe, stay sane, and wear a mask <3.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!