Continuing to dazzle in her breakout year with stellar singles and her debut EP, Josie Proto keeps listeners entertained with the release of her brand-new single “Champagne Fizzles”.
Captivating with its swaying solitary guitar melody and wistful charm, “Champagne Fizzles” is a beautifully led acoustic affair that doubles down on Josie’s vulnerable side. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Kate Nash and Norah Jones, Josie’s penchant for song writing brings life to love in its everyday reality, with the endearing charm to her voice helping to paint the perfect picture. Capturing the essence and mood with DIY-style visuals that transport us to peaceful country roads, “Champagne Fizzles”, as a complete offering, re-affirms her pedigree as an artist of real substance.
Speaking about the track, Josie shared: “Although it is one of my older songs, ‘Champagne Fizzles’ is one of my favourite original songs. I remember writing it in winter about wanting to spend time listening to other people talking about themselves and their lives. It’s about finding comfort in other people’s secrets and feeling close to someone through conversation. It sings like a love song, but the essence of the story is about friendship and understanding someone inside and out. This was one of the first songs I wrote on guitar that I tried to follow the melody that I had in my head exactly, rather than simplifying it so I could play it. It took a while to learn to play ‘Champagne Fizzles’ because I was still teaching myself guitar when I wrote it.”
Armed at the ready with her inventive song writing, Josie’s star has continued to rise throughout 2020. Her easily relatable tracks have gone viral, capturing the attention of the Lily Allen on her hugely popular “BTEC Lily Allen”, as well as making further noise with the likes of “Sliced Bread” and “Burner”.
All coming off her acclaimed debut Pub Songs: Volume 1, which topped the iTunes Pop Chart and hit Number 4 on the UK Albums Chart, Josie is proving that there is more to her than meets the eye. As support continues to roll in from tastemakers like BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, CLASH, EARMILK, THE RODEO, EQUATE MAGAZINE, AUDIOFEMME and WHEN THE HORN BLOWS, be sure to keep tabs on the bright young talent.