Born in the East African French overseas department of La Réunion Island, located just east of Madagascar and 109 miles southwest of the Republic of Mauritius, the French-based singner/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joy.D, started her music career with a five year stint in the French reggae act The Sunvizors, an act that played over 300 concerts in France and across tree world — and released two full-length albums.
With the forthcoming release of her Olivier Leducq-produced, full-length debut, the La Réunion Island-born, French-based artist steps out into her own — but with a backing band featuring some of her Sunvizor bandmates. Inspired by the likes of Etta James, Brittany Howard, Selah Sue, and Ayo, Joy.D’s 12 song full-length album thematically touches upon strength and weakness, plain and pleasure, sadness and joy.
“Say It To Me,” Joy.D’s solo debut single — and the album’s first single is vibey track centered around a sinuous bass line, shimmering keys, stuttering drumming, an infectious hook and Joy.D’s sultry vocals to create a plaintive and sultry plea for love and attention that’s all too human.
Naturally, the recently released video is an incredibly sensual visual that follows Joy.D and a date meet at a bar, have a few drinks and their entire interaction is punctuated with a smoldering lust, need and desire. On top on that of that, the visual is defiantly and unapologetically queer.