Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Joy Oladokun has released a new song, “Fortune Favors The Bold,” featuring special guest Tim Gent.
Reflecting on the song, Oladokun shares, “We wrote this song as a sort of way to imagine a world where victims are heard and addictions are met with compassion. Natalie, Jeremy and I all felt that the most powerful people we’ve encountered in our lives were also the most compassionate. This song is both a celebration of those people and a way of hoping that the influence of kindness and care continues to spread until this world is a radically different place.”
Written by Oladokun, Jeremy Lutito, and Natalie Hemby (Lady Gaga, The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves), “Fortune Favors The Bold” follows last month’s release, “Keeping The Light On,” as well as Oladokun’s breakthrough major label debut, in defense of my own happiness.
Speaking about “Keeping the Light On,” Oladokun shared some words upon its release, saying, “My next body of work is about the human will to keep trying in the midst of all the tragedy that we’ve seen and perpetrated. ‘Keeping the Light On’ is my little musical way of saying it’s really hard to keep trying but I think part of life is doing so anyway and seeing what magic comes out of it.”
Most recently, Oladokun was nominated for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards, was featured on the acclaimed podcast, “Song Exploder,” and made her debut on both ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and PBS’ Austin City Limits.
Oladokun’s ACL debut was on Saturday, January 15 as part of the legendary program’s 47th season. Later this spring, she will embark on her first ever headline tour.
Upcoming shows include Austin’s Antone’s, Dallas’ Club Dada, Los Angeles’ Troubadour (sold out), San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Seattle’s Neumos, Minneapolis’ Fine Line, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, New York’s Bowery Ballroom (sold out), Boston’s Royale, Washington DC’s Union Stage, and Nashville’s The Basement East (two nights, one sold out) among several others. Oladokun will also make her debut at Bonnaroo Music Festival this summer.