Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona to Persian parents, Josephine’s musical influence came from Middle Eastern music and hip hop alike. Josephine grew up listening to world music, hip hop and blues ranging from Persian artist Moein, greats Etta James and Janis Joplin, to rap, most notably Eminem. The melting pot of influence served as the basis for her unique sound and sing-rap cadence much like SZA and Halsey. Josephine’s self-released debut visual album “Love Trap: The Story” released in August 2017 has garnered over 150,000 streams to date and features on publications like High Snobiety & Magnetic Mag to name a few.
“Friends,” the first single off Josephine’s sophomore project “Chasing High,” will be released everywhere February 9th. Followed by the coming-of-age single, “Tell Me” in the Spring and the debut of “Chasing High” Summer 2018, “Chasing High” pays homage to 90s teen pop culture, embodying the lustful, impulsive behavior of high school combined with today’s modern millennial culture of instant gratification. “Chasing High” takes listeners back to their glory days, making them question whether they ever really left high school at all..