Speedy Wunderground Signs JOYERIA
& Shares New Single “Wild Joy”
Speedy Wunderground are excited to announce the signing of London-via-Canada’s Joyeria (pronounced Joy-a-ree-a), along with new single “Wild Joy“.
Previously a member of their esteemed 7″ singles club with the long sold-out “Here Comes Trouble”, this is the first taste of new music, with more to follow this year.
So far, Joyeria has charted his career in invisible ink. Always a shape shifter, never a genre chaser. He’s quit bands when their buzz was the buzziest, he’s released music under names even devotees could never remember how to spell and has insisted on building his backstory entirely with gaps in the narrative. He’s a maths-wiz, a crack chess player, a painter and Dad who smokes on the sly. Built like a hockey player, with a frame carved out by late nights and tour life – he is an imposing figure until you step into the presence of his gently voracious enthusiasm.
The initial complex tone that commences seemingly captures this pure nostalgic essence. The stirring notion already grips you but when the raw rhythms burst into play with the dedicated drum shuffle, scratchy guitar cadence, and this explosive nature, the audience will find themselves in awe. The brooding vocal notes offer this visceral journey within the lyrics. As the exploration flows, the harmonies ooze such charm, the voyage emits this volatile sense as the unpredictable track takes the audience on this multitude of tempos, intensive passages, deep low-end from boisterous bass notes, and experiemental breakouts.
Originally from Canada, Joyeria has spent his adult life patiently crafting his own path as a songwriter in London instead of following his heroes and peers in search of an assumed authenticity in Austin or Nashville.
Joyeria has the rare ability to speak lyrics without crossing the line into spoken word, and while his vocal stylings at times enhance the moody humour of a song, they steer clear of voice acting and persona grabbing. Darkly and refreshingly funny in an era where self-depreciating comedy — from the mouth of a songwriter who can strut and swagger — too often comes across like a bet hedged against the confidence it takes to write songs with guts and brain cells.