He's got a great voice, but he still needs tunes
If you can afford M&S red wine, love Radio 2 and salivate over Jools Holland (mmm, Joolsy Jools), then this debut album by 20-year-old London songwriter Josh Osho is for you. There’s no denying Osho’s got a great voice and a backstory of X Factor magnitude. And there’s no contesting that on the last two songs here – an amped-up version of his hit ‘Redemption Days’ featuring Ghostface Killah, and ‘Giants’ with Childish Gambino chattin’ ’bout Mozart and go-karts – he’s slicker than your average troubadour. But for the rest, he’s forgotten that you can have all the motivational verses in the world, but you still need tunes.
Record label: Island
Release date: 30 Jul, 2012