Track of the Day: Joesef Feat. Loyle Carner “I Wonder Why” (2020)

Joesef may be tight-lipped on his debut album, but the increasingly popular artist isn’t hiding his extraordinary talent on new single “I Wonder Why”. A static R&B jam, the new single sees Joesef hook up with fellow Brit Loyle Carner for what is easily one of the most lush, aesthetically beautiful songs out right now.

“Sometimes I don’t know how I feel till I write it down and this seemed to be one of those times”, said the Glasgow artist, who sings about dealing with loss in an expressive, achingly gentle tone. “I think I was avoiding addressing that I was a bit fucked up at the start of the year because of a situation, so this tune sort of put a line under it.”

Carner interprets the song in his own way, adding a vital perspective that ensures the song runs like the smoothest of silk. “He really is up there with the best for me, and he’s a complete gent to add so I’m buzzing with how it’s came together,” offered Joesef.

Chris Singh

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