St. Oshun drops new Pop hit ‘The Joint’
LOS ANGELES, CA – A little bit of The Weeknd meets Dua Lipa in the Pop hit from nationally known duo St. Oshun. “The Joint” is yet another sure-to-be-hit from C-Dub and Porsche, two artists who have been making music together under the stage name St. Oshun. It’s a song about a woman who meets a man and she thinks she’s into him, but realizes the next day it wasn’t really him but in fact she was under the influence of a substance.
“The song offers a message of empowerment to women because the woman doesn’t feel helpless because of her mistake,” C-Dub said. “She is ready to move on and learn from the experience. The song message is, ‘Yeah, I screwed up. We all do. It was fun. It was stupid. Let’s move on.’”
“The Joint” is slated to drop across all streaming platforms on June 24, with a lyric video available at the same time and a fully produced video to follow shortly thereafter. C-Dub said that he and Porsche have been making music together for many years, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that they decided to rebrand their duo under the name St. Oshun – a name that’s inspired by the Nigerian River Goddess. C-Dub said the name pays homage to both of their African American heritage while also highlighting the imagery of a powerful woman, which is what they want their music to be about.
“Our sound feels good and our style is positive,” Porsche said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean all the lyrics are happy sunshine. But it feels good and is uplifting for the most part. And it will always have a positive energy and vibe to it.”
Porsche is a vocalist, bassist, flutist and hand percussionist who was raised by a single mother in Milwaukee. She and her sisters would spend their time singing along to the radio, and eventually she began to perform professionally at smaller events around her city. She began writing and producing with a group, exploring the soulfulness of her voice in tandem with a rich R&B style and Pop melodies. That background pairs perfectly with C-Dub’s signature style to create truly memorable tracks.
C-Dub grew up in rural country in Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy farms, apple orchards and little to do. So he turned to music at age 10 and never looked back. He learned to play the saxophone, and over the years has learned other instruments as well as developed his voice. Together he and Porsche create a quality sound that has been recognized by some of the best in the industry. They’ve had the opportunity to open for acts such as Lil Uzi Vert, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, and The Commodores. They’ve been featured on Fox News, NBC’s “Live in the Morning,” The Morning Blend, Discover Wisconsin, and they were the featured artists on The Blues Review and Soul Bag sampler CDs. They’ve been nominated six years in a row for Best Soul/R&B act at WAMI, winning in 2013.
“At the end of the day we want to empower people through music,” C-Dub said. “We want to uplift them. Everyone can remember a time when they were going through something and they had that song that just pulled them through. You might put it on repeat and not listen to anything else for a long time. Steve Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire have done that for me a bunch of times. We know that people are struggling through a lot of things right now, and they need to be reminded that life is good sometimes. It’s not always so tough. It’s worth keeping on, even when things are tough. That’s what we want our music to be known for.”
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