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Joyeur as an artist is the musical moniker of LA-bred vocalist & songwriter. Joelle Corey (aka Jo) with the help of longtime production collaborator Anna Feller. Joyeur began her musical journey at the age of eleven when she began writing and recording her own songs, bellowing stories of adolescent love.

Her relationship with music, however, has not always been a straight path. From an unquestioned passion emerged anxiety and apprehension. It wasn’t long after she started making music that a personal experience made her pull away from it entirely. It was ten years before she attempted to return to singing, but by then she had developed a psychological block.


Joelle Corey, the creative mind behind the Joyeur moniker, says the collection explores human themes of hopefulness, perseverance, self-acceptance and self-sabotage—experiences that have guided her writing from the beginning of her artistry. I feel like I’ve torn the veil off my pain, fear, and insecurities to reveal power that can be
used for good. Empowering and accepting myself in this way feels like a gateway to letting love in and to stop undermining my own wants and needs. I can be my own worst enemy.

Her voice felt trapped inside of her. She spent an entire year visiting doctors, vocal coaches, and therapists before reaching a breakthrough. She immediately dove back in and soon met Anna Feller, who would become a frequent producer/collaborator. The two began creating together with a sort of fluid exuberance that doesn’t come often.

Joelle's once singer/songwriter sound constructed from unabashed vocals and classically driven piano ballads has since embarked on a genre-morphing exploratory evolution.

Today Joyeur emerges as a deviant, beat-driven, feminist expression of alternative R&B & pop. Her songs arouse movement and feeling as melodies belt through bass lines bass lines, buzzing synthesizers, and effortless hooks. In Jo’s words, “I make music that invites you to dance with your shadows.

She details, “There are songs about going numb and totally checking out from life (Swell), songs about feeling like a failure but continuing on (Please Stand by and Fish), and songs that make you feel hopeful (Window Shopping) .

It’s the spectrum of human experience”, Corey explains.“I’m telling my story, but it’s really all of ours. Grappling with the two sides of one coin. Fear and love. Joy and pain. Constantly flipping it. Doing my best to make a decisive departure from old patterns that hold me back from my happiness, but knowing that hating myself is never the
answer.

 CLICK HERE TO STREAM: Destroyer

"Destroyer" was the last song she and her producer Anna Feller made for her album--RELEASED TODAY--but it’s really the heart of the project. It’s about relationship self-sabotage and putting up barriers to intimacy for fear of getting hurt. It’s basically a page out of her journal when she felt like a bad dog, ashamed for picking fights and destroying everything she love.

The LP consists of 10 songs alternating between laid-back hip hop, break-beat-driven pop and sweeping sonic landscapes all with a healthy dose of bass. It is percussive, synth-driven, Alt-pop that brings to mind contemporaries such as Banks, Tei Shi, Little Dragon and Japanese Breakfast.

How to Love Yourself and Not Destroy Everything consists of 10 songs alternating between laid-back hip hop, break-beat-driven pop, and sweeping sonic landscapes all with a healthy dose of bass. It is percussive, synth-driven, Alt-pop that brings to mind contemporaries such as Banks, Tei Shi, Little Dragon, and Japanese Breakfast.

This collection of songs is introspective and grounded in comparison to the more cheerful sounds. Though the Joyeur trademarks of pulsing bass, staccato percussion, and pop hooks remain, making her sound still feel uniquely her own.

Transformation is to be expected, after all. This LP comes nearly 6 years after its EP predecessor and both Corey and Feller have progressed as songwriters and producers. Feller’s anthemic productions have been set aside, replaced by more intimate, sparse beats allowing Corey’s warmer, soulful vocals, lyrics, and personality to really shine. This album signals a newfound ability to be vulnerable. The music feels more accessible than ever and her artistic voice is only getting stronger.

Joyeur works best on Electro-pop, Indie pop, Pop soul, Synth-pop Catchy, Contemporary, Unique, Indie, Available on Spotify, Unsigned artists, and Upcoming project.

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsjoyeur/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KcrIG9ECqAUh7ETEZZAHh?si=2tovrVDyRR2t3AKPO3BnCA

 

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