When both your parents are opera singers as is the case with Josin (German composer and producer Arabella Rauch), I guess you’re destined to follow them into music, and also to create a sound that can come across as high art. Check out new track Healing.
The track, which features on her current album In The Blank Space, crosses the divide between classical norms and experimental electronica with sublime ease. After a brooding if not bruising opening, minimalist rhythms meet with aching strings as if Philip Glass and Brian Eno collaborated on reimagining the works of Puccini or Verdi – as romantic as they are occasionally bleak.
Josin’s vocals add to the sense of an emotional dichotomy at the heart of the song, a heightened ambience of danger and remove reaching operatic levels of pain and – for the listener at least – pleasure.
Josin says she had to decide whether to pursue a career in medicine or to follow her heart and go with her more artistic leanings and on hearing Healing and its parent album, we can be glad she plumped for music.
Healing and the In The Blank Space album are out now via Dumont Dumont with the album streaming on Spotify and Deezer. Josin will be touring on the back of the album, you can find details for upcoming dates on her Facebook and Twitter feeds.