On February 4, Joeboy will release his much-anticipated debut album Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic, following the impressive outing of his debut EP Love & Light released last year. Joeboy has been granting interviews about the album, especially to streaming platform Audiomack and revealing that Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic will be different from what he’s put out in the past.
The statement stokes interest. The tracklist has no features, which is something quite rare because collaborations has so much shaped the music landscape. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it shows Joeboy can handle his own. The 23-year-old artiste, who is an EmPawa talent beneficiary, belongs to the industry’s new vanguard making music in their own way. February 4 can’t come soon enough.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.