Norwegian brotherly duo Joestone have teamed up with Brooklyn rapper Awon for “Call It A Day”, the second single taken from their upcoming debut album Legacy.
Hailing from Skien, Norway, Joestone consists of two talented brothers, Markus and Daniel Gundersen. Their father Jostein, a gospel choir leader and pianist, played a key role in their musical career. His influence is reflected not only in the band’s name, but also in their gospel-hued sound.
Before they became interested in production, the brothers started playing the drums and bass. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Anderson .Paak, J Dilla, and Robert Glasper, Joestone like to experiment with different styles and genres ranging from jazz to R&B. They blend both digital and analog sounds with live instruments they record in studio.
“Our incentive is to exclusively create music we think is cool”, Joestone say about their songs. “We’re interested in a sound that isn’t as polished as a lot of Norwegian hip hop and urban-music is today. We like music that emerges through an organic process, not intentionally customised to the radio format”.
“Call It A Day” follows Joestone’s recent offering, “Blackline”, the first unveiled single lifted from their forthcoming record. Both songs were recorded with rising American rapper Awon. Legacy also features guest appearances from Norwegian soul-pop singer Beharie and Texas born hip-hop artist Anti-Lilly.
Listen to “Call It A Day” here: