Release Date: Nov 16, 2018
Record label: Fire Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
The umbrella term freak folk has been applied to many artists over the years with varying degrees of accuracy. In Josephine Foster's case, her music is certainly more esoteric than contemporaries like Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart. Her records have also seen her consistently pegged as an anachronistic artist, but in many respects, her music has never felt timelier.
F ew artists have crafted a niche for themselves quite like Josephine Foster. The Colorado-based former funeral and wedding singer has sung Brahms and Schubert, interpreted poetry by Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce and reimagined Spanish folk songs. She uses distinctive instrumentation - guitar, piano, organ, harp and autoharp - but really her vast oeuvre is all about her unmistakable voice.