Joy Oladokun has returned with a new single, “Purple Haze,” out now on Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records, The song, about love and the end of the world, made its debut last week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Of the song, Joy shares, “I wrote ‘Purple Haze’ while I was in LA after some wildfires, and I noticed the sky was not the color that it should be. It made me think about the world we live in and all the information we get on a daily basis. It almost feels like we might be on our way out as a species but there are wonderful things like family, friends, partners, dogs – things that inspire us towards beauty and excitement. Even if this all ends, it was worth the experience.”
Joy is currently in the midst of her first nationwide headline tour. Upcoming stops include Pittsburgh’s Thunderbird Music Hall, Washington DC’s Union Stage, Atlanta’s Terminal West, and Nashville’s The Basement East (two nights), among many others. She will also join Maren Morris and My Morning Jacket for several shows this year and will make her Bonnaroo debut in June.
Continuing to receive overwhelming acclaim, Joy was recently featured in Vanity Fair, who praises, “Her name is both prescient and redundant. She oozes energy that shifts a room’s center of gravity and makes you happy for it. It is charisma and she has it in spades. It’s the way she approaches her craft too.”
“Purple Haze” follows Joy’s recent releases, “Fortune Favors The Bold” and “Keeping The Light On,” as well as herbreakthrough major label debut, in defense of my own happiness. Widely acclaimed, the album landed on numerous “Best of 2021” lists including at NPR Music, Billboard, Variety, American Songwriter, The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, and The Bitter Southerner.