Newcomer with a velvety timbre
With a trio of extraordinary soul EPs in the late 2010s, Joy Crookes, then barely of legal age, made a name for herself and showed how capable of applying her self-taught musical skills she already was. Guitar, bass, piano – the multi-talented South-Londoner taught herself everything she knows. Blessed by a velvety soft voice, songs like »Since I Left You« or the longingly grooving »Feet Don’t Fail Me« quickly saw great success – UK Music Video Awards included.
At the end of 2021, her debut album »Skin« was released, with which Crookes set a monument not only to herself but to neo-soul in general: modern production emulates a vintage sound that hasn’t been seen in this form since Amy Winehouse. Influences from R&B to pop, to hip-hop and smooth jazz are delicately interwoven, while the young singer-songwriter’s timbre easily moulds into any musical form or colour. The fact that the UK has come to tout her as the great hope for soul should surprise no-one at this point.
Joy Crookes singer-songwriter
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Promoter: RBX GmbH