Joyce Wrice has just released some of the finest R&B we’ve heard in a while, and on her debut album no less. Wrice is a Southern California born and bred who started her music career on YouTube with covers of 90’s R&B songs. All of that has quickly changed, and Joyce has just released her debut album Overgrown, and some are now pegging her as one of R&B’s most talented rising stars.
The 14 track album was executively produced by GRAMMY winner D’Mile, and benefits from an all star cast of collaborators—with features from Lucky Daye, Freddie Gibbs, KAYTRANADA, and Masego, to name a few. The album has some nostalgic nods to 2000’s R&B, while still putting forward a unique and fresh modern sound. It’s undeniably groovy, leaning away from sampling and trusting the bassline, and filling up arrangements with piano and guitar melodies and all kinds of harmonic interplay. One of the more unique parts about the album is the fact that there are three interludes, which serve to showcase different styles and spice up the listening experience.
Despite featuring tons of talented artists, Joyce showcases her incredible versatility and carries the groove with her smooth yet commanding voice. She controls the pace and emotion of each song with incredible intonation, fluid delivery, and impressive range. She’s got all the tools to be one of R&B’s next big thing. Check out the album in the stream below. Enjoy!