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Joyeur – How to Love Yourself and Not Destroy Everything


LA-based electro-pop duo, Joyeur helped their fans get their body beats in their intricately melodic and mindfully quintessential 10-track album, How to Love Yourself and Not Destroy Everything.

With the opening single, Underbelly, which melds Big Black Delta electronic textures with Lady Gaga-level pop supreme style, you are instantly caught off-guard by Joyeur’s ability to shine through the pain lyrically, vocally, and instrumentally. The convergences of genres switch between amalgamations of hip hop, RnB, pop and electro from there on out; the only constant, the artists inclination to vocally shine light on dimmed perspectives.

As someone who knows exactly how it feels to spin a self-destructive narrative and watch the carnage amass around my own spited belligerence, How to Love Yourself and Not Destroy Everything was so much more than just a feat of sonic serendipity.

There has never been such a succinct pop exposition on the necessity of self-awareness and accountability. Joyeur notably has what it takes to draw listeners into a world where they too see the beauty in life’s flaws through music.

The layers of synthetic elements don’t attempt anything all too grandiose between the tracks on the debut LP, leaving plenty of the sonic focus on the sanctity that streams from vocalist Joelle, who found the perfect match with her collaborator and producer, Anna Feller.

Here is what Joyeur had to say on their LP

“The album explores human themes of hopefulness, perseverance, self-acceptance and self-sabotage—experiences that have guided my writing from the beginning

I feel like I’ve torn the veil off my pain, fear, and insecurities to reveal a power that can be used for good. Empowering and accepting myself in this way feels like a gateway to letting love in and stopping undermining my own wants and needs. I can be my own worst enemy.”

The album is now available to stream on SoundCloud and Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Joyeur clarifies that she isn’t interested in the repetitive 21 questions with ‘Don’t Wanna T’

With the skilled assistance of her longtime production collaborator Anna Feller, Joyeur shows her lover that she is comfortable with just eye contact that is away from that needless chatter that can drown your vital emotions into the bath on ‘Don’t Wanna T‘.

Joelle Corey aka Joyeur (Jo for short) is a Los Angeles, California-based indie alternative-RnB solo artist who makes a catchy blend of speaker-soothing music.

Anna and I made this song in my studio apartment under the Hollywood sign. I was frustrated with and exhausted by someone who had to discuss every morsel of information entering and exiting their mind. I desperately wanted them to be in the present with me, but they could only analyze the future or dissect the past. I didn’t know it at the time, but this was me processing the beginning of the end of that relationship.” ~ Joyeur

Sizzling so superbly with her riveting vocals and introspective lyrics that certainly catches your attention and changes your perspective, Joyeur is on top form with a breathtaking display – that seems to capture your thoughts – and show you that keeping things simple and natural is actually the way forward after all.

Don’t Wanna T‘ from Los Angeles, California-based indie alternative-RnB solo artist Joyeur is an important story all about showing that you aren’t keen on apologies or hearing about that past. This is the look-for-the-future single we all needed to hear, to lead us away from the pesky noise and into that self-enlightened movement that will change your whole soul into a better place. Struck with a beat so potent you might need a cold shower, this is a splendid single that shall shake your mind alive with ideas on how to make those important relationships work as they should.

Listen in to this new single on Soundcloud and see more via her IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen