Photography: Bernice Mulenga

100% Joviale: the oth­er­world­ly singer about to take off

The North Londoner takes inspiration from Greek mythology for new track Taste Of The Heavens.

Joviale is the celes­tial musi­cian with a fresh take on pop. Her beguil­ing aes­thet­ic and match­ing whim­si­cal sound (drawn from her love of med­i­ta­tion, botan­i­cals and dance) is slow­ly build­ing the Lon­don artist a loy­al fan base – one that will no doubt increase fol­low­ing the release of her upcom­ing, Bul­lion-pro­duced EP Cri­sis.

In antic­i­pa­tion, Joviale has just dropped anoth­er sin­gle from the project. A Taste Of The Heav­ens is an intox­i­cat­ing mix of elec­tron­ic beats, drawn-out synth sounds and mytho­log­i­cal lyri­cism. Tak­ing its inspi­ra­tion from the Greek leg­end of Nar­cis­sus, the ris­ing singer croons about people’s obses­sions with their own reflec­tion, danc­ing ethe­re­al­ly against a mead­ow back­drop in the video. 

Check out the video below before get­ting the 100% intel on this soon-to-be star. You’ll be reach­ing for the crys­tals in no time.

10%: Where were you born, where were you raised and where are you now based?

North Lon­don.

20%: At what point did you realise you’d be able to do what you love for a living?

I’m still get­ting there. 

30%: What’s a piece of advice that changed your life?

Don’t con­tribute to your own abuse. 

40%: What kind of emo­tions and expe­ri­ences influ­enced your work the most?

I’m not actu­al­ly too sure, it’ll be a trail of thought I then spend weeks and months unpack­ing myself. 

50%: What can you tell us about your next project?

CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRI­SIS. CRISIS.

It’s super cute. 

60%: Break down your typ­i­cal day at work…

There is no typ­i­cal day” at work. I work with kids with spe­cial needs. 

70%: What can artists do to help save the world?

Try to be less per­for­ma­tive with their morals and less involved in their own bubble.

80%: Love, Like, Hate?

I love the sound of big bod­ies of water. I like sparkling water. It’s no good putting hate out into the world. 

90%: You can only lis­ten to three albums for the rest of your life. What are they?

Veck­atemist
by Griz­zly Bear

Des­tiny Ful­filled by Destiny’s Child

Some kind of Eric Satie compilation 

100%: No.1 hol­i­day destination?

Today, I’m think­ing about Nicaragua.


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