20 Sep Joy Crookes
The South London songstress, part of The Guardian’s class of ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2019, is a soulful storyteller, who’s artistry adorns veils of identity & honesty, detailing life in the south of London, raised by her Irish father and Bangladeshi mother.
With the announcement of her UK tour this week, and with 2 EPs (Reminiscence and Perception) under her belt this year, Crookes at age of 20 is here to ensure her presence is felt, she said in an interview with Slog last year “I’m not here for five minutes and I want to make sure of that. I see myself growing, getting older and having more and more to write about.”
Described in her write-up by The Guardian as “ Tender but assured, the singer-songwriter’s soft, husky vocals meld sophisticated soulfulness with rich instrumentation; gentle guitars, punches of brass, glimmering piano and intriguing trip-hop percussion all find a home in her entrancing sound”
Get used to the name and face of Joy Crookes.
Take a listen below.