Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht of Oh Wonder. Photo: Josh Shinner
Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht of Oh Wonder. Photo: Josh Shinner

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Oh Wonder's Josephine on the songwriters that inspire her

From Joni Mitchell to Vanessa Carlton, Josephine Vander Gucht of the duo Oh Wonder tells us about the female songwriters that inspired her to create music

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Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Carole King, Regina Spektor and Vanessa Carlton are not only rare and brilliant artists, but also incredible songwriters and instrumentalists. These five songs were written solely by the artists that sing them - there are no co-writers on any of these tracks, and the singers all play the piano or guitar that accompanies them. This incredible sense of female autonomy really inspired me as a teenager, and empowered me to write songs and perform them myself. Without these artists, I’m not sure I’d have ever started writing songs...

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