Atlantic recording artist Josie Dunne has announced today’s release of her debut EP. “TO BE THE LITTLE FISH” is available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services.
“TO BE THE LITTLE FISH” sees the Nashville-based Dunne marrying her love of Motown and brassy soul with contemporary pop energy and classic songcraft, including collaborations with such Music City luminaries as Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, The Band Perry) and Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello).
The EP is highlighted by Dunne’s breakthrough hits, “Old School” and “Good Boys,” both available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Good Boys” is joined by an equally delightful companion visual that premiered exclusively via hourly airings on MTVU and MTV Live, not to mention featured placement on the famous 1515 Broadway digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square. “Good Boys” is streaming now at Dunne’s official YouTube channel.
“Old School” proved a top 20 sensation at Radio Disney upon its arrival earlier this year. The ebullient pop track is accompanied by an emotional companion visual, inspired by her parents’ love story and shot outside the 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s family home in Chicago. The video – which premiered via Billboard – is streaming now at Dunne’s official YouTube channel.
What’s more, “Old School” earned high praise upon its original release, with the Chicago Tribune noting, “Josie Dunne is only 21 years old, but her music industry experience surpasses that of artists a decade older.” “Josie Dunne makes a great first impression with ‘Old School’ – a retro, Motown-channeling bop about an old-fashioned kind of love,” raved Idolator. “The 21-year old…is off to a flying start.”
Josie Dunne grew up amongst a large family in the suburbs of Chicago, taking inspiration from her artistically minded parents and siblings while always searching for her own creative voice. She decided on a musical path early on, making monthly trips to Nashville while still in high school for collaborative sessions with a number of top songwriters and producers. When the time came to officially start her musical career, she uprooted and fully relocated to Music City where she quickly became known as a powerhouse vocalist, gifted multi-instrumentalist (including guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, and trumpet), and distinctive songwriter. The latter talent earned her a 2014 songwriting deal with Warner/Chappehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VVVnnB1G-wll, resulting in songs performed by artists ranging from internet superstar Jacob Sartorius (including his smash single/video, “Chapstick,” now boasting over 23 million views at YouTube alone) to Dunne’s GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlantic Records labelmate, Kelly Clarkson. The latter superstar recently expressed her admiration for Dunne via Twitter, tweeting “Loving @JosieDunneMusicright now! #oldschool” to her 12.6 million followers around the world.