A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

‘Sweet Love of Mine’ adds to the melting pot that is 'VENUS'. Gathering up the musical threads of Sade, London Grammar with elements of neo-soul and gospel into her hands, Joy Williams has created her own unique sound; soothing like a lullaby but also incredibly sensuous. “Oh my darling, sweet love of mine/ I’ll hold … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

A Song a Day: ‘One Day I Will’ – Word by Word, Step by Step

‘One Day I Will’ is the most sparse and naked song on the album both instrumentally and lyrically. Gone are the heavy beats and synths, and instead you are left with a beautiful yet heartbreaking jazz piano piece reminiscent of Joy’s early years, listening to the standards of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. The arrangement … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘One Day I Will’ – Word by Word, Step by Step

A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

On a purely personal note, ‘Before I Sleep’ is my most treasured track from 'VENUS', Joy Williams’ new release. It is the only song I have found myself singing in those quiet and solitary moments, which we all experience during our day. This particular line; “I carry my body across the frozen ground/ While the … Continue reading A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability

‘Until the Levee’, produced by Charlie Peacock, Daniel James and Matt Morris, is the second single to be released from Joy Williams’ forthcoming album 'VENUS' due out June 30th. The song is sonically and lyrically much stronger than the first single ‘Woman (Oh Mama)’ as well as being more representative of the album as whole. … Continue reading ‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability