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Introduction; what a perfect title for the debut release of relatively unknown hometown act Erica Joy. But I caution you, Erica Joy won’t remain relatively unknown for long. With a debut running five-tracks long, Joy is about to disrupt the Kansas City scene in the best way possible.
Joy’s voice is truly something to marvel about. The distinct chilling-ness can take a rapid turn into soulful, sultry tones. The angelic falsettos and the deep timbres echo throughout the five tracks. The control over her vocals can be matched by few. Accentuating the vocals are elements of ethereal folk, blues, and alt pop, making it difficult to place Joy into one genre. Her songs all speak through the lens of her experiences, giving listeners small glimpses into Joy’s personal life. Introduction is an album that will crawl under your skin. I’m calling this now: Introduction will be on many local Best Of lists at the end of 2017.
With a handful of smaller, intimate shows under her belt, Joy will be performing at the recordBar in Kansas City, MO for the first time tonight in celebration of Introduction. Recruiting Khitam Jabr, Britt Wild, Michelle Bacon, and Stephanie Williams to fill out her sound, this will be a show not to miss. Nathan Corsi of Not A Planet and Rachel Mallin + The Wild Type will be opening.