ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No.422 - Joesef

Having already been tipped as one of the most exciting new names emerging right now, largely thanks to high-profile support slots alongside Paolo Nutini and Rina Sawayama on their recent UK tours, fast-rising Joesef has now returned again to deliver his mesmerising new single 'Borderline'.

Lifted from his forthcoming debut album 'Permanent Damage', which is set to arrive on the 13th January, 'Borderline' is another confident example of his glittering direction to date. With his warm and tranquil voice riding across a sweet and alluring composition from start to finish, he looks set to become one of the more talked-about names for the year ahead already.

Speaking about the new offering, he said, "Borderline was the last song I’d written for the album. It’s a very literal conversational song, and the production is all so close. I wanted it to feel like you are in the room there with us. Sometimes when a song is written with this pace, with a sort of gentleness to it, there is this tendency to want to speed it up or make it bigger. We tried a few things but nothing felt as true to the story as the version you can hear on the album. I still find it quite difficult to listen to. It’s about knowing you’ll never be able to be the version of yourself that someone who otherwise would have been perfect, deserves a right person, wrong time kind of song."

Have a listen to 'Borderline' in the player and see his full list of upcoming UK tour dates below.

Joesef UK Tour Dates:
Fri 10 Mar 2023 Belfast The Empire Music Hall
Sat 11 Mar 2023 Dublin Whelan's
Mon 13 Mar 2023 Liverpool O2 Academy Liverpool
Tue 14 Mar 2023 Bristol The Trinity Centre
Wed 15 Mar 2023 Manchester Academy 2 Manchester
Fri 17 Mar 2023 Leeds Leeds University Stylus
Sat 18 Mar 2023 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun 19 Mar 2023 London The Roundhouse
Thu 23 Mar 2023 Edinburgh Queens Hall
Fri 24 Mar 2023 Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
Wed 12 Apr 2023 Paris Le Trabendo
Thu 13 Apr 2023 Netherlands Paradiso Noord
Fri 14 Apr 2023 Brussels Botanique
Sun 16 Apr 2023 Hamburg Kent Club
Tue 18 Apr 2023 Berlin Lido
Wed 19 Apr 2023 Munich Strom
Fri 21 Apr 2023 Switzerland Exil Club
Sun 23 Apr 2023 Cologne Luxor
Tue 25 Apr 2023 Barcelona Sala Upload
Wed 26 Apr 2023 Madrid Sala El Sol