Jolé went through some of the darkest times in his life, only to emerge stronger than ever. The pandemic pushed unexpected challenges his way, but he rose to every single one of them. It was a coming-of-age of sorts, marked by personal loss, fatherhood, and the realization of what he wants to achieve in life. In turn, he’s embarked on a fresh journey with a fantastic new EP, Let Go.Raised in Frome, Somerset, Jolé, a.k.a. Josh Oliver, was drawn to music from a young age. His 2019 self-titled debut achieved extraordinary success, its succinct simplicity conjuring visions of Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens.His first major project in almost three years, Let Go, features seven tracks of folk-hewn songwriting. Recorded between his Tottenham base and Middle Farm studios in Devon, the sessions were open and fluid, placing creativity to the fore. Baroque, yet utterly direct, the material deals with loss, grief, and survival, as Jolé learned to re-assert his sense of self in the wake of impending fatherhood.Freshly signed to Nettwerk, Jolé has completed the strongest project of his career to date, featuring some of his bravest, most empathetic work so far.“I don’t think I ever fully grew up!” he jokes. “I’ve never had a normal job, I’ve lived my life here, there, and everywhere. I’ve finally started to evaluate what I want to achieve in life, and what’s important to me.”