"Josephine" was recorded featuring the seductive vocals of Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. Her voice, pure and soothing, harmonizes brilliantly with that of R I T U A L's frontman -- whose name is unknown, as the band has preferred to stay relatively anonymous until this point.
The writing and recording of the song came as naturally as a collaboration can. Lisa and R I T U A L's lead singer were in such a groove throughout its creation, the remaining members of the band were quoted as saying they felt the need to frequently step out of the studio so as to not interrupt the singers' flow.
While the track offers simple, yet resounding vocals, it is evident that the lyrics are of deep and palpable love. The simplicity offered room for a little something extra; and this is where Alfa Mist came in. Within three weeks of its original release, he had this remix cut and published. It shows his impressive ear for what's out there and what could be.
The London-based beatmaker and producer added distinct elements of jazz, soul, and hip-hop to this sensual song. He slowed it down enough to make it even more soothing, while maintaining the beauty of the vocals. The addition of keys and a mellow solo emphasized his touch on the track perfectly. It's a great late-night jam or one to listen to while lounging on a weeknight.