Following up from her most recent single ‘Weather’, JOY. (Olivia McCarthy) has released ‘About Us’ – a bass and falsetto driven track that’s part of her upcoming debut EP, Ode which is due out on August 28th.
On making the 4-track EP, JOY. says it was mostly a sugar and caffine fuelled venture: “Over a week in May I locked myself in my studio consuming only coffee and doughnuts, and these longs nights resulted in me making a lot of whack shit. Out of the abundance of beats, material and ideas that I had collected over the past few months, from writing on the road and at home, I found a common thread and felt like these 4 tracks told a good story from start to finish. I’m really excited to finally put out a whole body of work, and for people to cop it in one go.”
Not only is the 17-year-old Brisbane producer gearing up for the release of her debut EP, but she’s also going on the road with Melbourne’s Miami Horror on their All Possible Futures album tour, alongside Cleopold and Young Franco this month.
The former Triple J Unearthed feature artist will also be performing at BIGSOUND later this year in Brisbane, which runs from September 9th – 11th.
MIAMI HORROR ‘ALL POSSIBLE FUTURES’ NATIONAL TOUR
With Special Guests JOY., Cleopold, and Young Franco
Saturday August 15th
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday August 21st
170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday August 22nd
Republic Bar, Hobart