New Music: Joey XL

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One of the stand-out releases of the week comes from rising East London artist Joey XL. Dreamy and mesmerising in tone, ‘Special’ is one of those songs that seems impossible not to fall in love with.

With production from Ryan Andre & OBR, the track seamlessly fuses mellow R&B tones with elements of reggae, creating a sound that is not only innovative but intensely captivating.

“‘Special’ was one of the fastest songs I’ve ever made and also one of the most enjoyable. It’s a simple song about connection and attraction and the feelings that come with that. It brings a different, more upbeat and summery vibe to songs I’ve released so far and I’ve enjoyed paying homage to my Caribbean roots.”

Joey XL’s inimitable style of songwriting has already seen him garner praise from heavyweights like Clash, GRM, DUMMY and TRENCH to name but a few.

Joey XL 

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