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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Zallo

Joy Oladokun Isn’t Accepting Another Apology On “sorry isn’t good enough”

With two strong releases under belt and a highly anticipated album on the way, emerging singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun continues to bring great songs to the table with carefully crafted tunes laced with mesmerizing soundscapes. Her newest single “sorry isn’t good enough” comes ahead of her highly-anticipated forthcoming major label debut album and poses itself well for Oladokun’s already notable career. 

A seemingly simple tune, “sorry isn’t good enough” is an artful piece that builds from emotional emanations to convey moments of intrigue and radiance. Propelled by a hypnotic guitar ostinato, the production gets introduced with intriguing new elements as the song progresses, shaping a powerful and climactic build throughout the arrangement. When all of these instruments come together, there’s a lush apex of melodic and rhythmic movement that swallows you whole. Oladokun’s vocals are rapturous and harrowing, pulling you deeper in the songwriting and a story we all know too well.

Joy Oladokun is a queer black singer-songwriter based in East Nashville, TN, who blends elements of soul, folk, pop, and R&B. Joy has accumulated over 20 million streams across platforms and gained notable Instagram followers such as Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Yola. Her most recent single “if you got a problem” is co-produced by Ian Fitchuk whose credits include Kacey Musgraves, James Bay, Leon Bridges.

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