GET TO KNOW: Posie
After spending much of last year unveiling a wealth of bright and uplifting pop-rock gems, LA-based singer and songwriter Posie has now returned to deliver her mesmerising new effort 'Cordelia'.
Channelling the vibrant direction of acts like Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Laura Marling, 'Cordelia' makes for a wonderfully warm listen. Filled with sweet aesthetics, soaring hooks, and her own captivating voice at the helm, we can't wait to hear what she has in store for the year ahead.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first CD I ever bought myself was Britney Spears Baby One More Time, but that wasn’t love. I think the first artist I fell in love with all on my own that wasn’t shown to me by my parents or someone in my life, was Laura Marling. I would listen to her songs over and over and over again. The soundtrack to so many walks in the woods and nights in my room. She made me fearlessly attack open tunings and poeticism.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Unfortunately no, I was a lone operator until Jeremy Rompala burst into my life when I was eighteen and we formed a duo. We wrote and played acoustic folk music before transitioning into the indie pop world. If there had been other kids in my town like me when I was little I imagine I would have formed an all-girls pop group with a name like the Sparkle Sisters or something equally embarrassing.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
In the beginning it was finding an outlet to express myself that drew me in. Over the years as writing transitioned from a hobby to this all-encompassing thing I think it’s the fact that in writing and performing there is a magic I experience with nothing else. It’s my connection to the mystical “otherness” of life, the indescribable, what some people might find in religion. It’s not mine to control but I do feel on occasion like a conduit for it, and how could you do anything else that doesn’t give you that feeling?
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I’m not sure why, but Vienna by Billy Joel is coming to mind at the moment.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Those first few shows I played in New York City right at the start where I fell down the rabbit hole of performing. Like a junkie chasing their first indescribable high, I’d love to relive those goosebumps and wonder all over again.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I think Chris Martin would be an amazing artist to share a stage with. Him and Rihanna performing Princess of China? So good. Florence Welch also has such amazing vivacious energy and presence. Someone who just exudes pure joy and you’re both connected to that source. Jon Batiste! Another soul full of joy.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Ultimate dream collaboration? Stevie Nicks. Forever Stevie. Her song with Lana is incredible. A younger artist maybe Dominic Fike, a wildcard. Or the 1975.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Speaking of Laura Marling, she does backing vocals on a Noah and the Whale song “5 Years Time” your question reminds me of. A very fun track if you haven’t heard it. Hmm, I hope I’m somewhere with seasons and lots of dogs and a couple more instruments writing songs that I get to tour around the world playing. Bill Gates has a quote, "Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years." So, I hope I'm halfway to somewhere good.
Posie's new single 'Cordelia' is available to stream now. Check it out below.