Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, newcomer Josef Scott is crafting a unique avant-pop sound bearing traces of indie-rock influences; likened to a mix of artists like Tame Impala, Steve Lacy and Damon Albarn.

Over the last couple of months Josef Scott has treated listeners to a few, very impressive singles – ‘Interlude’, ‘Make It Alright’ & ‘The Tide’. With each single, he’s hinted at the release of a whole new EP – a promise he is making good on this week with this exceptional six-track collection titled, “It’s Not You, It’s Me”.

As most songs are, this EP has been inspired by the complexities of love. However, Josef reveals below, that he made a conscious effort to approach the songwriting aspect from a different perspective, one that wasn’t just based on his own experiences.

“It’s Not You, It’s Me has seen me for the first time write from a whole new perspective. Rather than just channeling stories from my own experiences, I wrote instinctively, wanting to create an energy that I resonated with. Only upon reflection did I realise that the songs themselves drew from a collective, complex relationship with love. From the pleasure of lust to the pain of heartbreak. Why one’s inner desires, wants and needs evolve with time and how our actions can affect our relationships, not only with others but ourselves.

Everyone’s journey and timeline are different, and yet we relate across almost every aspect. I wanted to reflect that through the listening experience of the project. Whether you play the EP chronologically or on shuffle, no two stories are the same.” ~ Josef Scott


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Written & Produced by Josef Scott
Mixed by Steven Melville
Mastered by Graeme Durham
Artwork by Ray Morse (Josef’s Grandad)
Press Photos by Isabella Murrell