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Fresh sounds: Joy Crookes – When You Were Mine

Joy Crookes shares a new video for When You Were Mine from her much anticipated debut album Skin due for release October 15th via Insanity Records

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 ecosystem 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.

At just 22, she has acquired the most fiercely of loyal fanbases, notching streams into the hundreds of millions and has cemented herself as an important, influential part of new British music. After being nominated for the Brits Rising Star award as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound PollJoy went on to become the most widely tipped artist of 2020 and sold out her debut UK tour in a matter of hours. She was due to support Harry Styles at The O2 in London pre-pandemic, and has played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Later… With Jools Holland, and her own sold-out shows across the UK and Europe.



Listen to Joy Crookes new single When You Were Mine, from her forthcoming debut album Skin:

‘When You Were Mine' is a song I wrote about an ex-partner that ended up being with a man after we broke up. It’s a song about accepting their love, but wishing the same for myself.  I  wrote it with the backdrop of  Brixton because that is where their love unfolded and where I spent a lot of my childhood. We recorded a brass section (it was my first time recording brass and excitement was an understatement);  we wanted it to sound messy so Japanese whiskey was involved and listening to lots of Ebo Taylor, Joy explains the song.

Watch below Joy Crookes new single When You Were Mine, from her forthcoming debut album Skin:

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