Following on from last year’s critically-acclaimed Violet Desires EP, Stockport’s Josey Marina is back bewitching listeners with other-worldly new single Heavy.

Delicate piano underpins Josey’s haunting vocals, which offer an imagery-laden insight into a restless mind in unfamiliar surroundings.

A rising pulse lurks beneath the ethereal soundscape, bringing an urgency to the track which builds to a dramatic orchestral crescendo, which is as euphoric as it is affecting.

The song itself is deceptively simple, with recurring motifs offering a pop sensibility that belie the grandeur of the production – recalling the best works of the likes of Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes – and placing Josey Marina firmly as one to watch for 2017 and beyond.

Self-released record.

Tom Welsh

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