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TikTok singer Josie Proto releases, ‘Thank You’

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Hot off the heels of her debut EP Pub Songs: Volume 1 hitting Number 1 on iTunes, rising British talent Josie Proto continues to make her mark with her fresh new single “Thank You”.

The acoustic number hears Josie recount times in her life where she could have expressed more gratitude, cathartically thanking people that may have never been thanked across folksy guitar strums.

Josie explains of “Thank You”: “The song is incredibly literal; it came from remembering a friend of mine from when I was maybe 6 or 7 and wanting to know if I had same impact on him as he did on me. I wrote the lyrics almost instantly and the melody and chords came secondary for this one; it was really a poem before a song. There were so many stories of small, yet impactful meetings and crossings that I wanted to incorporate, but the ones that I felt were most important were ones that had either left me with a phrase that I have remembered or a sense of guilt. It’s amazing how a very small interaction can make you feel guilty about the most minute things. We kept the production simple, I wanted to maintain the raw and honest message without confusing, overpowering instruments. I hope ‘Thank You’ reminds people to be kind and grateful for the small things.”

An intriguing young artist, Josie’s witty lyrical style – delivered in a quintessentially British manner – shines across her debut EP Pub Songs: Volume 1, capturing teenage experiences through her sharp, amusing songwriting, hitting the top spot on the iTunes Pop Charts and Number 4 on the Albums Charts.

A noteworthy set of stats are building for the British artist: 5M+ Tik Tok views, 50K+ across socials and 370K+ Spotify streams thanks to Josie’s endearing, playful approach to music instantly capturing the attention of millions (as well as Lily Allen) via her confidence-inducing viral track “BTEC Lily Allen”.

With top-tier tastemakers like CLASH, EARMILK and Radio 1 amongst significant blog hype all championing this bright young talent, “Thank You” is sure to continue the buzz around the teenager.

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