Josin signs to Mercury KX

November 9, 2020

Composer, singer and musician Josin today announces her new signing to Mercury KX. Joining artists at the forefront of contemporary music, including Anoushka Shankar, Isobel Waller-Bridge and Keaton Henson, Josin also releases her new track ‘The Bottom Line’. The song features on label-mate Ólafur Arnalds’ new album ‘some kind of peace’, out now on Mercury KX.

With an album of original music set for release next year, ‘The Bottom Line’ is Josin’s debut offering for Mercury KX. Showcasing her distinctive brand of electronic, experimental and ambient pop, it acts as first taste of new music from the multi-faceted artist. She says “This piece is about finding salvation by breaking it down to nothing but your existence, only being able to react. Sinking to your deepest inner self and accepting all the emotions that you have successfully held down. Working with Olafur was so much fun. It was intuitive and very inspiring for me in terms of writing process and production.”

Speaking of the signing, Josin says,

“It’s an enormous pleasure to announce my signing to Mercury KX. I immediately felt like entering a warm space with people I really like. To know that everything we will bring forth from now on comes from this place of respect and love for each other and the music, makes it more than just a signing to me. It´s how I, as a person, want new music to see the light of the day.”

Cerys Weetch, Co-label Manager of MKX says, “We are ecstatic that Josin has joined the label. She is a hugely talented producer, composer and performer who’s truly unique vocal, we believe, will capture the imagination of fans around the world. She’s a brilliant collaborator and great fun, so we’re looking forward to working closely together.”

Born into a musical household – her German father and Korean mother are both opera singers – Josin spent much time behind the curtains of opera houses and theatres, encountering a variety of interesting characters. Pop music, such as “Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, Björk’s Homogenic and The Beatles’ entire catalogue” only came to Josin in her adolescence via her godfather’s CD collection. Here, she found the blueprint for her own songs.

Artists like Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Thom Yorke gave Josin the courage to recognise the beauty in fragility. This realisation was the key in finally finding and accepting her own voice. Josin’s upcoming output is going to be far more collaborative, as she’s “ready to let somebody else in” to her creative process. This begins with Josin’s feature on Ólafur Arnalds’ new record.