JOY. is a twenty year-old producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who crafts ethereal and introspective electronic-pop songs anchored by sultry, hypnotic vocals, incisive song writing and a keen focus on production.
JOY. wrote and produced her latest EP SIX in collaboration with Khaled Rohaim (Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign). The EP includes the triple j favourite 'Smoke Too Much', which was the culmination of countless writing and recording sessions with a creative team comprised of Dream Big luminaries Dopamine, Manu Crooks, Anfa Rose, and Miracle. “We work really well as a collective together and they inspire me and push me creatively,” she says. The track has accumulated over 8 Million streams to date and gained support from Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
The ambitious multihyphenate has graduated from solo bedroom recordings, including her debut single 'Captured', to her acclaimed debut EP, ODE, which landed #1 on the iTunes electronic charts and has been streamed over 5 million times to date. Additionally, JOY. has garnered strong support from influential tastemakers by the likes of Nylon magazine, which proclaimed, “JOY. could be Australia’s next great pop export”, and Beats1 creative center Zane Lowe, who earmarked JOY. as ‘One to Watch’ at Beats Sound Symposium in Sydney.
Born into a music-loving family in Brisbane, JOY. grew towards the sounds of classic rock, alternative pop and R&B. “My parents always had music around me growing up, which I soaked in,” she says, adding that the eclectic variety of artists she was exposed to and subsequently embraced at a young age left a resounding impression on her musical development. In particular, JOY. points to Fleetwood Mac – “Because they’re so iconic and I grew up listening to them so they influence everything I do” – and Enya, whom was played regularly in her house. She also cites D’Angelo as a strong influence, and Bon Iver – “Because listening to their first album made me want to do music.”
An inspired blend of formal training and raw instinct, JOY.’s intuition about a song goes beyond songwriting and makes her an incredibly thoughtful producer. “I was writing and arranging my own music, and consequently recording my own music as well, so that organically turned into production,” she says of her introduction to the craft. JOY’S production has also graced tracks of the likes of the previously mentioned artists Manu Crooks, Anfa Rose .
In 2018 JOY. hit the road with US superstar Demi Lovato on her world tour. Lovato has praised JOY. calling her "my new favorite artist." The previous year, JOY. supported Kehlani on her sold out Australian tour. The myriad of JOY.'s successes is testament to her hard work, tenacity, and true connection to fans.