credit: David OD
Toronto based R&B artist, dancer and songwriter Joël is paving his own road, writing his perspective in uenced by experiences and disappointment ... with false friends ... with absentee family ... with himself. Writing his single Vent was a cathartic experience “I really just wanted to get shit off my chest,” he begins. “At the time, I was living with shortie post breakup, toxic... but I still had love for her. So many emotions that were undigested, I kinda just wanted to clear the bitterness out of the air.”
Joël’s unique perspective and ability to blur genres are further showcased on his debut project “Grunge Gospel - Side A” released September 27, 2019, a collection of songs that showcase the duality of his sound, inspiration coming from soulful acts like Jasmine Sullivan to the wailing guitars and frustration of The Smashing Pumpkins. It’s clear that the Toronto scene has the ability to incubate stars, and Joël is poised to be the next artist to cut through the noise.
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