In ‘Pendulum’, one of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Josephine Foster’s newest releases, our senses are at once haunted by the warbling, haunting singing which has made her a folk star. It is through her voice that the Colorado-born artist captures audiences’ attention at first; yet, it is her songsmith prowess and otherworldly art that wills them to stay forever. There are the qualities that prompted to compare Foster’s ‘futuristic folk aesthetic’ to a Tarkovsky film when writing about last year’s ‘Godmother’. This year, she has reinvented that very aesthetic with ‘Domestic Sphere’, which sees the artist subverting the usual range of her signature voice to embody new frequencies, alongside the electric guitar.
Photography by Alex Branch