Josie Pace

 

About Josie Pace

As the saturated synths rise behind the lyrics “feel free to care whenever you can” on Josie Pace’s first single, “Torn,” we immediately understand this is not an artist who is weak when abandoned. Instead, this Detroit artist’s music represents a piece of her solitude. The blistering glow of downtempo post-industrial beats, electro-pop melodies and layered soundscapes are home to Josie’s captivating lyrics; she is a songwriter in the purest sense. The result is a pulsating sound that can haunt you with vulnerability while basking in Josie’s world of self-reflection and refusal to compromise.

Early on in Josie’s life, she was influenced by classic rock and bands like the Eagles and Heart. Her father was a musician and encouraged Josie to sing in church, but it wasn’t long until she discovered the six string guitar and started to spend time by herself learning as much as she could. Her focus shifted to songwriting and she quickly developed a style of her own. As she got older she started to perform playing small shows around the Detroit area.

It was at a talent show in Chicago when she met Ken Roberts, a Detroit musician and producer who was blown away by her acoustic performance, The two started to work together with Josie’s songs as the foundation. Robert’s unique production style and ability create dark beats and atmospheric music complimented Josie’s voice well, the songs started to take on a life of their own and the result was her first two singles Torn and Crispy Lovely. The two continue to work on songs releasing them as they are completed.