Josh Osho – ‘Redemption Days’

Josh Osho - 'Redemption Days'


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.

Siân Rowe


Record label: Island
Release date: 30 Jul, 2012