Josephine Sillars releases a new single, ‘Enemy’ – taken from a forthcoming EP ‘Desperate Characters’.

Available to download, or stream, the track was co-written with Kieran Watson who also plays synths/drums on the track, which also features Jamie Hogg on bass.

“‘Enemy’ tries to capture the anxiety that myself and others in creative fields have been feeling this year,” says Sillars of the single. “So much of working in music involves playing the industry game and it can leave you exhausted.

“There’s always that fear that if you stop working, everyone will forget you. But it’s always important to remember that a lot of the time, these fears are self-inflicted and almost everyone else will be thinking the same thing about themselves.

“This past year, as horrendous as it’s been, has given the music industry a chance to rebuild better. ‘Enemy’ is about the collective anxiety that I hope we can begin to erase, and allow people to be creative on their own terms.”

The singer-songwriter, originally from Inverness, released her debut EP ‘Ripped From The Wire Spine‘ in 2015.

After moving to Glasgow, and operating as Josephine Sillars and The Manic Pixie Dreams, she put out a 2019 single, ‘Skeleton‘.

The EP – made with support from Help Musicians’ ‘Do It Differently’ fund – is described by Sillars – now based in Leeds – as “a concept EP and an exploration of the social and political climate we’ve been faced with over the last year.”

Throughout the first pandemic lockdown of 2020 Sillars conducted interviews over Skype with people all around the UK, and each track is based on one of the interviews.

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