If we were talking typical Talia music a few years ago it would involve a floaty sounding female pop star singing over an electronic track. There would be extra bonus if the artist was Scandinavian. So when my friend Ben played me ‘Keep The Lights On’ by Joyce a few weeks ago he was confused that I wasn’t that into it. I thought it all sounded a bit 5 years ago and I didn’t really like the ‘Laaaaandan’ accent talky bit, but a couple of listens later I’ve changed my mind – it’s too euphoric and twirly to not like.
Joyce isn’t her real name. Bizarrely it’s a stage name instead of Katherine Fussey. I always think of old ladies when I hear the name Joyce, but she’s a 21 year old Londoner signed to Island Records. This song is a reworking of a Wave Machines song which is pretty similar. Joyce just adds that extra shimmer. Out April 30.