FRESH: ‘Seldom Seen’ – Jolé

Escape with Jolé into the intricate ambience of “Seldom Seen”.

by Christopher Smith

Awaken the new year with the tranquil sounds of “Seldom Seen” from the London-based singer-songwriter Jolé. With the gentle strumming of his guitar, blended with delicate piano elements and floating vocal harmonies “Seldom Seen” is crafted with technical precision and delicate feeling.

Of the track, Jolé says “Seldom Seen” is written about getting lost in thought, daydreaming to get away from the busyness of everyday life. It’s about taking yourself away to a moment of serenity where you can be quiet for a while and to wonder whether it’s possible to always be in this state of mind”.

Jolé is the moniker for songwriter Josh Oliver, who after spending five years in Brighton playing in various touring bands, now resides permanently in London. Through this solo project, Josh taps into the music he grew up with – a mixture of Van Morrison, The Beach Boys and Coldplay, resulting in his heartfelt, soothing and joyful sound.

Previously lauded by the likes of Wonderland for his “masterful skills in crafting gorgeous acoustic songs”, Where The Music Meets for his music’s “echoes calm and security” and Aupium for who sum up Jolé’s sound as “soft, dream pop that has been trimmed with gleaming guitar strings, that yield a buoyant sunset-like euphoria”.

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