By Frank Bell
Quickly making a name for herself as one of the most exciting pop songwriters coming out of Stockholm, Josefine is the next in a long factory line of musical talent. Graduating from Rytmus Music High School in Stockholm, where previous students have included global pop icons Robyn, Tove Lo and Icona Pop. She’s fast on her way to stardom, streaming in the millions across Spotify.
We caught up with the prodigal talent for some quick fire questions ahead of the release of her new single Let It Go.
What has been the most influential moment of your musical career so far?
I have had the opportunity to be in the studio with some very big names and to be able to see them work has shown me that at any stage of you career you still have to work hard for making your voice and music heard. Nothing is as easy as it may seem to the public. Music is something that is crafted by emotion and experiences through lyrics and sound which is really hard to do even for the best of the best. To be able to get inspired by the people I have met has truly shaped my view of the music industry and the way I work.
What would you say is the most common theme to all of your songs?
Love, and self worth. Bad memories from ex’s and experiences actually help a lot with writing interesting and relatable lyrics. I have this idea that a songwriter and creator never really get over a relationship because we constantly dig up memories from the past, painful or not. Every studio session is like a therapy session in a way. But once you have it down in a song it feels freeing.
What dreams or ambitions do you want to achieve at some point?
I have always dreamt about making a duet with a male artist. I would absolutely love to release that along with at least one song in Swedish, which I have never done. I have always had this feeling that my Swedish lyrics are a little too close to home (Swedish is my native language). Lately, I have been leaning towards the direction to test the waters…at least just for one song. Who knows if I’ll love it or not. Other than that I have always wanted to tour or headline a show and spend as much time in the studio making music with people who have the same vision as I do.
And finally, where do you see yourself in five years time?
All I know for sure is that I will keep releasing music. I am in an inspirational period of writing and recording but the situation we live in with Covid-19 makes it hard to finalize most of the projects, hopefully we’ll soon see the light at the end of the tunnel and I can get back out there. I would love to perform more, tour but most importantly connect with my listeners through new music.