Arguably one of the most highly-anticipated releases of the year, JOYRYDE’s debut studio album “BRAVE,” arrives via HARD Records.
Since emerging in 2016, JOYRYDE has dominated the dance music realm. Influenced by his roots in the UK, the producer has brought a signature style and taste to the worlds of fashion, directing, and production design.
His music is a culmination of many things including UK bass, grime, hip-hop, trap, and house. Taking club music to newer heights, his efforts have granted him multiple headlining tours as well as festival performances at HARD Summer, EDC, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival.
JOYRYDE has remained very much in his own lane, setting the stage up for a highly-speculated LP. With ambitions of cementing his status as a catalyst in the music industry, the producer pulled out all the stops to cultivate the theme and concept for “BRAVE”.
“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
After a successful recovery, JOYRYDE now looks to conquer his second-wind. The 18-track project is best viewed as a celebration of life rather than a collection of music. An ode to his roots, the Englishman picked on various frames of mind merging grime, hip-hop, trap and bass house altogether. 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.
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