Joey Dosik
: Game Winner - EP (Deluxe Version)

Game Winner - EP (Deluxe Version)

Joey Dosik

  • US $22.99  

  • Release Date 23 February 2018
  • In Stock
Product code
SC363LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Secretly Canadian

Joey Dosik didn’t set out to make a conceptual mini album about basketball. It was his first love before music and some of his earliest memories are of attending Lakers games but he’d never thought to look to the sport for inspiration. However, when Joey blew out his knee during his regular pick-up game and had to undergo reconstructive ACL surgery, he found himself confined to the couch, watching a lot of television and waiting to resume his normal life. He gravitated toward basketball and when he started recording again he found it seeping into his writing. The result is ‘Game Winner’, a brisk, emotive collection of songs loosely inspired by the language and lore of the game.

The common thread in the six songs - as well as the four bonus tracks - is musicality and song craft: the two pillars of Joey’s sound. “The most important thing is the song,” explains Joey. “Songwriting won’t go out of style.” It’s that approach, one that thinks beyond style, that gives the title track its magic. Minimal and almost languid, ‘Game Winner’ has a confidence that’s hard to place in time, an ease that meets a buzzer-beater just as well as it meets a Sunday morning. Basketball may have been Joey’s first love but the sport is also the perfect metaphor for where he’s ended up musically, always striving to stay timely and timeless, to bring deep, foundational elements in sync with innovation and imagination.

Tracks
1 The Night Before…  
2 Game Winner  
3 Running Away  
4 …The Big Game  
5 Competitive Streak  
6 Game Winner Remix  
7 Northridge Park (Bonus Track)  
8 Game Winner by The JD’s (Bonus Track)  
9 Running Away (Stripped Mix) (Bonus Track)  
10 Gentle Giant (Bonus Track)  

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