Joie’ is the first full-length release from Singaporean songbird Joie Tan. The long-awaited 10-track album showcases her versatility as a songwriter as she explores love, life, and loss through a variety of styles and genres with her svelte vocals melding them all together. The album’s focus track ‘Can’t You See’ is an ode to two lovers playing hard to get: “if you knew the truth behind the words / the cruelty was by mistake”. Joie Tan’s impassioned plea tangos playfully with Bani Hidir’s big band arrangement, drawing the listener into a warm embrace.
Produced by Bani Hidir (53A, LEW), mixed by Don Richmond (Mark Bonafide, 53A, Vanessa Fernandez), and mastered by Evan Low (Zendyll Productions, Evanturetime), ‘Joie’ is touted by Bandwagon to be one of the most eagerly anticipated Singaporean releases of 2018. There is no need to play hard to get here as Joie Tan is primed to win the hearts of fans from one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting music scenes.
Bcube Live Sound and Production
National Arts Council