Rising singer-songwriter Joy Crookes announces debut album ‘Skin’


South London singer-songwriter Joy Crookes has announced her much anticipated debut album Skin will be released on October 15 via Insanity Records, along with sharing a remix of lead single ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ from ‘Paul Woolford.

Skin is a hugely personal, game-changing body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents, with Joy credited as an executive producer on the album, alongside the formidable Blue May (Kano, Blood Orange).

The album is a hugely personal, game changing body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents. Joy also celebrated the announcement by sharing the title track, written by Joy, Danny Casio and Matt Maltese. “Out of all the songs I have ever written I think ‘Skin’ is the most important to me,” says Joy.

Listen to ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now (Paul Woolford remix)’ by Joy Crookes on the Official F1 Tracks Playlist on Spotify.

Joy continues “It is simple musically and lyrically, the lyrics are literal and self explanatory ‘The skin that you’re given, was made to be lived in. You’ve got a life, you’ve got a life, worth living’.

“It exists for anyone who needs reassurance and hope. Mental health is something everyone has to deal with to varying degrees, and in particular the last 18 months have taken their toll. I wrote this song for a loved one last year who was at a stage where he thought his life was no longer worth living. I hope the song offers something to everyone battling with their demons and the people around them who are supporting them.”

A proud South Londoner of Bangladesh and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a singer-songwriter, a masterful instrumentalist, a Brit nominated rising star, and an artist who sees herself as part of a beautiful eco system of storytellers, mavericks, and salt of the earth Londoners.

Her unique approach to storytelling within her songs, partnered with her infectious charisma has seen her become a treasured and trusted new voice both musically and across her social media. Joy uses her creativity as a tool to understand her own identity, her place in the world and her relationships within it.

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