Born and raised in Elephant and Castle, Joy Crookes musical journey has garnered Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill comparisons. The daughter of a Bengali mother and an Irish father, she grew up listening to an eclectic mix of genres – everything from Nick Cave, to King Tubby, Kendrick Lamar and and as a result she’s curious, passionate and music obsessed – traits that creep into her own creations at every opportunity. Joy’s universally appealing sound and knack for smart, modern storytelling and her candid, fearless attitude has seen grow ever amassing fanbase waiting avidly for her next move.
Now, the 22-year-old British-Irish-Bangladeshi musician is releasing a debut album that makes a strong statement about her identity. Joy Crookes’s Introspective Soul Digs Deep Beneath Her ‘Skin’
Recording under her first name, her work harks back to soul and jazz clubs with smoke low in the air, singing poignant tales of love and loss in a lilting, wistful voice that echoes Amy Winehouse’s tone, or even Sarah Vaughan’s. The 26-year-old British musician writes songs infused with experiences, feelings and coincidences. Her buzzy debut album has been released this year.
Not Your Muse is the debut studio album by British singer and songwriter Celeste, released on 29 January 2021. The album reached No. 1 at the UK Official Artist Albums Chart, making the singer the first female British solo artist to reach number one with her debut album in five years.
Sam Fender has shared his cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’, which is available now via Polydor/Interscope Records. The track was initially recorded live on Radio 1 earlier this year as part of their ‘Live Lounge’ series, and that very live recording now finds its release after much fan persistence on social media. You can check it out below.
Finnish powerhouse Alma’s extraordinarily soulful voice and sharply observed lyrics hit somewhere between Siaand Amy Winehouse, but Alma needn’t worry about clichés: with her long, electric-neon hair, baggy punk attire and magnetic attitude she is everything but the stereotypical pop princess. Her attitude places her among a generation of young pop geniuses who are swiftly taking over the industry—she’s currently working on her debut album with the likes of MNEK, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, 2 Inch Punch and Charli XCX in studios around the world.
Mavica is composer and guitarist, Marta Casanova, originally from Cartagena and resident in London, where she is currently preparing her debut EP ‘Gone’, a collection of songs that has already taken her to perform in Barcelona, Madrid, Murcia and even Berlin. But it is in the British capital, where Mavica studies music and production and where the young artist has found the place to finally materialize her debut. Folk pop songs with influences that go from Bon Iver to Sufjan Stevens or Amy Winehouse to Ben Howard. On October 29 Mavica debuted in Barcelona, opening for Roo Panes (UK) at the Moritz Factory, the artist dazzled the audience with her unmistakable voice and catchy melodies. Tonight she presents her present her first-ever EP, ‘Gone’ at L’Auditori.
19-year-old Jorja Smith has been writing songs since the the age of 11. She found inspiration in her hometown of Walsall, and the political and economic issues she faced. After graduating high school and moving to London, she self-released “Blue Lights”, her debut single, in 2016. She has since released another single “Where Did I Go” in March of 2016. With comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith is sure to make waves with her strong lyricism.
Jorja Smith has won the Brit Awards 2018 Critics’ Choice award, putting her in the rarefied company of previous honorees Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.
il Dottore ens presenta la versió que els belgues Oscar & The Wolf feren del “Back in Black” de la desapareguda Amy Winehouse i que podreu sentir aquesta nit a la sala Razzmatazz 3 gràcies un cop més a l’empenta dels amics de Cooncert. Un fenomen electro-pop i no és del Regne Unit? Benvinguts a Oscar & The Wolf, de Bèlgica, banda de eurodance liderada per Max Colombie que debuten al nostre país per defensar el seu disc de debut, ‘Entity’ (2014). Per obrir la nit tindrem a Bearoid, jove promesa nacional amb tocs de pop electrònic, melòdic, ballable, amb tints de soul i house clàssic.
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