Originally aimed to be released November 30th 2018, JOYRYDE’s debut album ‘BRAVE’ has finally come to fruition.
The Englishman brings his signature gritty bass house sound to each record, yet they remain individual from each other with a range of different elements and vocals.
Featuring verses from Youngs Teflon, NoLay, Kid Sister, MAJILLA, and more; this album is carefully crafted to capture the essence of JOYRYDE both as a musician and a warrior.
It’s rare for an album to include greatness from start to finish but ‘Brave’ does. It would be hard to pinpoint a bad record from the 18 included.
One might assume the album cover is an X-ray of JOYRYDE. It’s in fact an X-ray of the legendary artist Frida Kahlo‘s spine following a bus accident at 18.
After the release of this album, JOYRYDE will surely be in high demand when it comes to festivals. The artist has just showcased his impeccable production capabilities, now it’s time for his DJ skills to shine.
“In the middle of writing an EP, a disk in my lower back collapsed. After a successful surgery, I didn’t feel like myself at all. I had to take a lot of opioid pills and nerve damage meds to cope with the pain for 5 months and it threw me into a spiral filled with hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, and more. I wasnʼt in the state of mind to finish the EP anymore. I knew right then it would be a LONG time until I could release music again.
To try and snap out of it, I went back to the studio and just started writing. I donʼt even remember making some of these ideas, to be honest. After a certain point, I tried to get off the meds which was super hard. After battling the shakes, withdrawals, insomnia, and overall pain, I finished one track, then a week later two more.
Needless to say, the past 4 years have been a complete struggle. That’s life, you handle what youʼre given. The experience gave me a new outlook on music and what I wanna do with the rest of my time alive. My role in life is to create for others. I’ve made peace with that notion. So here is “BRAVE” – JOYRYDE