Artist To Check Out: Grace Joyner - 'Young Thing' (Single)
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Through scant, sporadic percussion, synths, and distant vocals, there's an enigmatic quality about Grace Joyner and her music that really resonates. While the soundscape is minimal, Joyner's distinctive, haunting vocals take the forefront as if she steps outside of the echoes of her past to tell her unfeigned story.
I instantly drew a connection between Joyner and the anti-folk offerings of one of my favourite singer-songwriters, Anna Ternheim. 'Young Thing' is the type of slowburner that sees a singer-songwriter who stands out in a saturated genre.
Words of Karla Harris