Joy Crookes – South London’s finest soul-bearing songstress – has shared her heart-breaking brand new single ‘Since I Left You’. The new track comes alongside a brand-new headline date in London at the prestigious Jazz Café on the 5th June which sold out in just 30 minutes when tickets were released.
‘Since I Left You’ is the latest instalment in Joy Crookes beautiful repertoire, picking up on all the heart-breaking but empowering themes that she broached in her most recent EP ‘Reminiscence’. Never one to shy away from the brutal truths that come with falling in and out of love, on ‘Since I Left You’ Joy tackles the space that grows between two people when they part ways. Dripping with honesty and mesmerizing, soulful fragility that we have come to expect from Joy’s music, it’s a poignant ode to moving on and looking forwards at the most difficult time.
The accompanying video is the perfect visual partner for the song – featuring Joy and her younger brother Christopher. Like the track, it finds everything laid bare as Joys stares the truth in the face to the point of tears.
It’s been an enthralling start to 2019 for the 20-year-old Londoner who headlined a sold out Omeara in London at the end of Feb. Her first release of the year – her ‘Reminiscence’ EP – received a wealth of praise from fans and critics alike, and latest single ‘Two Nights’ was picked up by Radio 1 on their introducing playlist. It was an EP that celebrated her Bangladeshi heritage, as well as paying tribute to the woman that raised her – themes that consistently flow through Joy’s music and are more present than ever on this brand new stand-alone single ‘Since I Left You’.
Joy Crooks plays The Jazz Café on June 5th (sold out).