Joesef Premieres New Song “Just Come Home With Me Tonight” on BBC Radio 1
British singer-songwriter Joesef premiered a new song “Just Come Home With Me Tonight” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is the fourth single off of his upcoming debut album “Permanent Damage”, which is set to be released on January 13, 2022.
It was written by Joesef and co-produced by Barney Lister.
Joesef told Clara Amfo about the song, “It's very specific situation that happened to me. I had broken up with my ex and I hadn't seen him for like couple of months. And I met him at this party and I was still very much at the throes of heartbreak. And I quickly realized that he didn't really care anymore. That was a devastating realization for me. And it just kind of made me want the halfway one last night together. So I think, but I it was a terrible time for me, but at least I got a good chunk out of it.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Luis Hindman.
He said of the video, “The video is the finale to the series of videos since Its Been a Little Heavy Lately, the films were all directed by Luis Hindman we are nerds for colours and old Wong Kar-Wai films so that's influenced the aesthetic.”
- “I wrote this song before I even knew I was going to make an album,” Joesef explained. “I've kept it quite close until now and it's definitely one of my favourite songs I've made. It's about meeting my ex at a party and realising they'd moved on. The change between us was so palpable and that little light in his eyes that he carried for me wasn't there anymore. The song uses the demo vocal take I recorded in my bedroom in Glasgow. We tried recreating it but there's sometimes an inimitable magic within a demo that can't be touched. It's strange hearing my voice back in this way, not being in that headspace anymore. I wish I could tell that version of myself that I'll be alright soon.”
Joesef said of the album, “I’ve always found it quite difficult to find peace in myself. Always moving, always thinking, always dreaming, always searching. Until I started making music it was the more destructive aspects of my personality that took over in order to cope with an ever changing landscape of feeling I couldn’t maintain control of.”
He continued, “‘Permanent Damage’ is about fighting in the street on the way home, kissing in the taxi, having nothing to say in the morning. holding grief in your hands and carrying it with you indefinitely. There is a permanence in what we went through together and it’s affected the way I carry myself and the way I see the world. It’s about grieving for a version of myself that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get back.”
- source : BBC Radio 1