Singer-songwriter Josienne Clarke is back with a stunning new EP, Now & Then. Featuring covers of traditional folk songs, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Sharon Van Etten and a reworked version of Clarke’s track ‘Undo,’ the EP showcases Clarke’s talent as a singer and interpreter of songs.
Now & Then highlights Clarke’s fierce determination to forge her own path in the music industry. Clarke’s music is beautiful and thought-provoking, with a haunting, soulful voice and prowess in her instrumentation.
“I included a reworking of my own song ‘Undo’ because in the same way, my own songs have various lives and this song felt timely, during a period of change and upheaval,” Clarke explains.
“This new EEP is not a statement of intent,” she says. It does not signal a return or a new direction of travel. It’s not necessarily the shape of things to come. It is simply the opportunity to sing you some songs I love, set in the way I see, hear and feel them today. As a songwriter myself, I think the real beauty of songs is that they can have so many lives in various arrangements and incarnations, they come and go, and the songs live on. So I’ve sung these ones Now, and I may sing them again, Then in another way, at another time. Isn’t that the privilege of songs and of being able to sing them?”
Overall, Now & Then is a captivating collection of reimagined folk and indie favourites, showcasing Josienne Clarke’s impressive ability to make each song her own. This EP is a must-listen for lovers of atmospheric folk music.
Listen to ‘Nude’ below and the rest of Now & Then here.