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Jas Josland - Single Review: Lie To Yourself

19 Dec 2017 // A review by Corinner

Sounding very much like Gin Wigmore, Jas Josland is a multi-talented self-managed indie rock artist from Christchurch, with an interesting life story and a stunning voice. She has described her music to be “almost like a recipe book with strong influences ranging from 60’s to the new artist’s”  they are songs with stories to tell.

Jas Josland, a self-taught guitarist and world traveler is now pursuing her musical dream by performing indie rock in time zones all around the world, with a tour kicking off in January 2018 around New Zealand to promote her debut album See What You Did There.
 

Lie To Yourself was written as a therapeutic response after Jas lost her job in a random set of circumstances and has a strong classic rock feel to it, one of her influences K T Tunstall comes through clearly on this track.

There is an upbeat sound to this single which belies the difficult time expressed through the lyrics “stab me in the back – pour salt in my wounds”. There is plenty of kick arse attitude in this track, so whatever happen to inspire it has clearly motivated Jas as an artist.

Recorded in New Zealand with producer Ben Edwards, Jas Josland plays all of the instruments on the song minus the drums. Although she has had many fascinating and varied jobs, including being part of a super yacht crew, Jas is now dedicating her life to becoming a full time musician.

Lie To Yourself is a song with a chorus that gets stuck in your head, has a strong message and a great rock sound. I look forward to hearing what comes next from Jas Josland.
 

“The free spirit of indie rock infused with a sweet vibrato”.


Review written by Corinne Rutherford

 

 

 

About Jas Josland

A little bit of this and a little bit of that - is how Jas Josland describes her music - almost like a recipe book with strong Influences ranging from 60's to the new artists surfacing the music world today. '! After living in Asia and Europe - Jas insists that people watching is the key to her success of song writing. "When you can't quite speak the language - you learn a lot by watching and listening. Jas has just recorded her first album and is headed to Europe for some Summer time Touring.




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