CMU Approved

Approved: Joy Crookes

By | Published on Tuesday 9 February 2016

Joy Crookes

Currently writing her debut solo album, Joy Crookes gives the first indication of how that’s shaping up with the impressive ‘New Manhattan’. It’s a grand, confident and cinematic production. A Bond theme that never was, perhaps. One that delivers perfectly on the promise of the demo she released last year, ‘Poison’.

“‘New Manhattan’ is a love song”, says Crookes. “It’s also a nickname for an area in North Brussels, Belgium, which was the inspiration for this song”.

Yeah, you weren’t expecting that to be the second half of the quote, were you? She’s already confounded your expectations once, now let Crookes do it again by actually listening to ‘New Manhattan’:

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