Josephine Relli is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with. At only 20 years old, she’s already managed to put down roots in the music scene as a recording artist, songwriter, and producer, following her other creative passions as a model and actress.
Josephine grew up in Washington but spent the majority of her childhood moving around various states. Being homeschooled for most of her high-school years allowed her to truly focus on her love for music and entering the industry. Described by many as an ‘old soul’, Jospehine’s inspirations growing up definitely reflect that, with Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Jackie Wilson filling her speakers. Having released her debut album “Miscellaneous” back in 2016 and various releases since, she proves why she is one to watch once again. We can’t wait to see what comes next from this rising talent.
Now, let's take a closer look at her track, “Slow Down.” This track hits you immediately with Pop and R&B production flavor, and we are eating it up. A captivating electric guitar line opens up the song, with Josephine’s smooth and compelling vocals luring us in immediately after. A driving beat propels the momentum of the song forward in a chilled-out yet upbeat groove.
Over the course of “Slow Down,” Josephine shows off her songwriting abilities. She paints a picture for the listener, expressing her feelings for a boy while convincing him that they have a good thing going on together and that there’s no need to slow down anytime soon.
Go and show Josephine Relli some love and stream her latest single, “Slow Down,” available on all platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, JosephineRelli! We are so happy to have you here celebrating the release of your standout single, "Slow Down." Can you shed a little bit of light on the inspiration behind this track?
This track was inspired by a relationship I was in while writing it. I struggled with all the outside opinions that others always seem to have when you're in a relationship, and I wanted to write about it a little bit. It started as my way of venting those frustrations, and then sort of took on a life of its own.
You have an amazing knack for bouncing in and out of multiple genres, including Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Alternative, and many more. Is there any genre you haven't yet explored that you want to tap into more with future releases?
I have not explored country music very much and am definitely interested in changing that. It's probably the genre that comes least naturally to me, so it will take a bit of practice to figure out, but I'm very interested in doing a country song or album sometime in the future.
What sort of listening experience did you want to give your audience with "Slow Down?" How did you want the song to make them feel?
Like all my music, I hope that people can take something away from it, something that speaks to them. I try and write everything with enough room for interpretation so that someone can make it their own. I think the best songs are the ones that can really speak to people.
Your love and passion for music and performing are extremely apparent in your music. Do you remember where your love for music all began?
I think I've always loved music ever since I was tiny. I've been told stories about how I used to put on little concerts as a kid and insisted on singing with my sister and her friends when they played games like Band Hero. I've always been interested in things like musical theatre and have been pretty active in that since I was young as well. The passion for creating music didn't come until much later when I got the opportunity to make my debut album.
What's next for you?
I'm hoping a lot. I have some plans in the works with new releases and some other projects I'm brainstorming. I'm working my way out of a creative slump that appeared during quarantine, and I can't wait to be fully back and making things again.