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06.09.2021, Words by Maisie Goulsbra

Joy Crookes announces debut album and headline tour

The singer-songwriter and masterful instrumentalist is fast-becoming a national treasure...

Today Joy Crookes announces her much anticipated debut album ‘Skin’, due for release October 15th, along with a headline UK and EU tour. Having been nominated for the Brits 2020 Rising Star Award as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound Poll, the singer-songwriter and masterful instrumentalist is fast-becoming a national treasure. At only 22, she’s played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Later… With Jools Holland, and pre-pandemic, she was due to support Harry Styles at The O2 in London.

With the soul-blues feel that comes with Joy Crookes’ music, she been compared to Amy Winehouse; she is also credited as the executive producer on the new album alongside Blue May (Kano, Blood Orange). ‘Skin’ is a hugely personal collection of tracks that she has written and honed through her teens and into her early twenties.

The forthcoming album is set to have a moving, cinematic quality – the most recent preview fans have heard from ‘Skin’, is her single, ‘When You Were Mine’, built around a full brass section and detailing nostalgic summer nights in Brixton. It follows lead single ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ and title track ‘Skin’. Matching the song’s temperament, a music video for ‘Skin’ has also been shared, with Joy herself starring in it, captured on a mobile bed which moves through London during the night like a car in an old Hollywood movie.

As a proud South Londoner of Bangladesh and Irish heritage, Joy sees herself as part of a beautiful ecosystem of storytellers, mavericks, and ‘salt of the earth’ Londoners, using her creativity as a tool to understand her own identity, her place in the world and her relationships within it.

Pre-sale for tour dates begins 9am Tuesday 7th September, with general sale 9am Thursday 9th September. For more info click here.

‘When You Were Mine’ is available to stream here.

Watch the ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’ video below, and pre-save ‘Skin’ here.

Sat 06 Nov 2021 – Brighton, England – Concorde 2
Sun 07 Nov 2021 – Bristol, England – The Trinity Centre
Mon 08 Nov 2021 – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tue 09 Nov 2021 – London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Thu 11 Nov 2021 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland – The Academy
Sun 14 Nov 2021 – Manchester, England – Manchester Academy
Mon 15 Nov 2021 – Glasgow, Scotland – St Luke’s
Wed 17 Nov 2021 – Leeds, England – Leeds University Stylus
Thu 18 Nov 2021 – Birmingham, England – The O2 Institute

Thu 10 Feb 2022 – Paris, France – La Gaîté Lyrique
Fri 11 Feb 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Sat 12 Feb 2022 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Mon 14 Feb 2022 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
Tue 15 Feb 2022 – Munich, Germany – Strom
Thu 17 Feb 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Heimathafen Neukoelln
Fri 18 Feb 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – The Stage Club
Sun 20 Feb 2022 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
Mon 21 Feb 2022 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club
Tue 22 Feb 2022 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Wed 23 Feb 2022 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen Klubb
Fri 25 Feb 2022 – Warsaw, Poland – Hybrydy
Sat 26 Feb 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Exil Club

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