Grace Joyner gets “Real”

 

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Charleston indie-pop chanteuse Grace Joyner has been quiet since her 2014 EP Young Fools, but that’s about to change with the May 20th release date pending for her first full length album, Maybe Sometimes in C.

Joyner’s style has always been a bit standoffish, indifferent sounding, almost accidental; the first song released from the new album, “Real”, doesn’t buck that trend but it has a less subtle feel. Joyner will never be a hooky pop princess, but that’s a good thing. Here, she takes the psychedelic wanderings of Nicole Atkins and propels them with a Lorde-esque lyrical attitude: “Take a page out of the novel you’ve been writing in your head, and do it instead…”

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