Portland, OR based singer songwriter and #WomenCrush Music alum Josephine Relli is back with a new release. The song, “For Loving You”, puts a unique spin on your typical love song. A love note to the everyday things we see and experience that make you feel whole, the song’s sweet melody coupled with its thoughtful lyrics make it a standout hit of Relli’s already impressive repertoire. The song is the third release from Relli’s album Make A Change, coming in April.
“For Loving You” is a bold statement from Relli, who diverged from the piano and acoustic guitar and experimented with new sounds. A flute carries the melody throughout the song, and is a great compliment to Relli’s sweet vocals. As always, Relli’s lyrics are pulled straight from the heart. She encourages listeners to be their authentic selves, and spread love wherever possible. The release itself is perfectly timed; the entire song screams warm weather, sunshine, and spring!
Josephine Relli, at the ripe old age of 16, is already a force to be reckoned with. Writing, performing and producing all her own songs is no easy task, but it’s one she wouldn’t trade for anything else. Relli explains her writing process on her blog, which features everything from song inspiration to poetry, and tells how the song helped her through a time where she doubted herself and her ambitions to pursue music.
“I have had many supportive, and loving people help me throughout the journey, but even then, some don't quite understand. I've had people doubt me and my choices,” writes Relli. “It doesn't matter what people say about what I'm trying to do or where I'm headed in life. I am going to make it happen. Not being successful isn't even a possibility. I won't let it be. I am going to work hard for this because I want it so bad and I love it more than anything else.”
Having a supportive community is also a crucial factor in times like these. Relli notes in her blog post that she’s been lucky with the support she’s received from friends and family, and even the #WomenCrush Music community. Having recently performed at #WCM’s Future Boss Ladies showcase, Relli thanked the #WCM team for creating an environment where she not only felt supported, but she was able to relate to people on a similar path to her’s.
You can find all of Josephine Relli’s music on her site, as well as other blog posts that take you inside the mind of the artist. Keep an eye out for her EP, Make A Change, coming April 20th with a release show to celebrate at The Old Church in Portland on Sunday, April 30th.