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Rising New Zealander Josef Scott has released his standout It’s Not You, It’s Me EP.

The Auckland newcomer released the new project this past week comprised of six tracks, drawing influence from the likes of Tame Impala and Steve Lacy. It includes the previously released songs "Interlude," "Make It Alright" and "The Tide."

"It's Not You, It's Me has seen me for the first time write from a whole new perspective," says Scott. "Rather than just channeling stories from my own experiences, I wrote instinctively, wanting to create an energy that I resonated with. Only upon reflection did I realise that the songs themselves drew from a collective, complex relationship with love. From the pleasure of lust to the pain of heartbreak. Why one’s inner desires, wants and needs evolve with time and how our actions can affect our relationships, not only with others but ourselves."

Hear the new EP below.