Joey Dosik signs to Secretly Canadian; Watch new video for ‘Game Winner’

by the partae


Game Winner EP (Deluxe Version) out February 23, 2018 via Inertia Music

“With a voice that sounds as smooth as peanut butter and flows like running water, Joey Dosik is a soul serenading everyman who is fueled by nothing but ambition and heart.” Okayplayer

Joey Dosik, praised by Quincy Jones as an “Artist To Watch“, will re-release his debut EP, Game Winner, on Secretly Canadian via Inertia Music on February 23, 2018.

Originally self-released in June 2016, the label will issue a deluxe version of Game Winner with four bonus tracks available digitally for the first time ever. Today, Joey is pleased to share his new Rob Stenson-directed video for the EP’s minimal and languid title track. “My dad used to say, ‘Sports is a metaphor for life’,” recalls Joey. “There are many characters in this classic basketball comeback story to to identify with: The Underdog, The Leader, The Bad Guy, The Observer, The Team Player & The Motivator. At first look, the video and song are about basketball; but like ‘Game Winner,’ a song that holds mulLple meanings, the video’s story of The Underdog is universal.” 

An inveterate collaborator who has worked extensively with the likes of VulfpeckNikka Costa, and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Joey is a vital part of an LA scene that updates vintage sounds into a more contemporary context. Touring tirelessly throughout the year, he spent virtually all of 2017 on the road, including tours with Vulfpeck, Lake Street Dive, and his own headlining dates as well. As a passionate fan of basketball and the NBA, he’s even performed for NBA audiences at Madison Square GardenStaples Center, and other iconic arenas around the nation, singing both the National Anthem and performing during half time. He’ll play SXSW next year.

Game Winner is a brisk, emotive collection of songs, loosely inspired by the language and lore of basketball. It was Joey’s first love before music (some of his earliest memories are of attending Lakers games). After blowing out his knee during a regular pick-up game, he found himself confined to the couch, waiting to resume his normal life. He gravitated toward basketball, and found it seeping into his writing when he started recording again. The marriage of sports and music usually brings to mind corny arena jams or get-hyped anthems. Game Winner is anything but that. At once cool and confident, it mirrors Joey’s journey back to music—and his belief that he could get there.

Joey Dosik
Game Winner EP

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


Game Winner EP by Joey Dosik is out February 23, 2018 on Secretly Canadian via Inertia Music
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Featured Photo Credit : GL Askew II

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