Josh Osho – L.I.F.E
L.I.F.E is a solid debut album from Josh Osho. At face value, Osho’s debut could be seen as a glistening pop album. It reverberates into soaring climaxes, but delves beneath the radio-friendly hooks and it walks a fine line between experimental and exasperating.
Released 25th June, Osho’s first effort seamlessly teams sweeping strings with his gorgeously pure timeless vocal. Opening track Redemption Days is one of the album’s finest moments. The dreamy wave-washes of the pop anthem whittle the smooth grooves into something more tactile.
Between the gems there are moments when the maudlin love-sickness beneath the hopeful crescendos begins to grate, but in general L.I.F.E is triumphant.
Twinkling melancholy drifts in and out of Imperfections. It mixes pop sensibilities with soul-sonics to create something bold and euphorically vibrant. It bounces with the slick polished production of classic commercial pop.
Closing track Home for Your Birthday is a refreshing change of pace. Still bursting with colour, this track twinkles with dreamy repeated vocals and exists in the hazy, blissful end of the pop spectrum. It slowly builds from being softly understated into yet another sweeping excellent piece.
L.I.F.E is a perfect introduction with a vital sweetness that shines through.
Standout Track – Redemption Days
L.I.F.E. is released on 25th June 2012.
Watch the video for Redemption Days here: