Published on July 18th, 2023 | by MuzikScribe


Joy Postell: A Journey In Love


Now let’s hop right into this lead single, “At Ease,” — Tell me about this particular track; how did it come to fruition?

“At Ease” came about in an unexpected way; I was living in Baltimore at the time, but recording in New York. On the bus ride up, I was listening to YouTube beats for melody ideas and came up with two verses and a hook. When I brought the melody to my producer, he built the production around solely what I wrote. It was amazing to hear it come into its final form, as the demo literally sounds nothing like the final.

“At Ease” comes courtesy of your recently unveiled solo EP, The Magician, the first installment of your four parts mini album series — Conceptually, what does this title represent both to and for you?

The Magician represents the manifestation of new love. Every time I enter a new relationship, I like to have the highest hopes that I’ve met my energetic match, or for lack of better words my person. This EP is the storyline to the beginning of my journey in love.

As a songwriter, when you sit down to pen your lyrics where do you draw your inspiration from?

Honestly, I write best when I’m alone. I feel very deeply and I like to channel whatever it is I’m currently experiencing into my art. I draw inspiration from anything really; a drive to the grocery store or the end of a love affair. I believe as long as you are living in the moment, inspiration is all around you.

Reflecting, tell me your whole inception into music — When did you first become interested in it? And, how did it all begin for Joy Postell?

I was born into musicianship. My mother was a singer and musician when I was growing up, so I was always surrounded with artists. She was a single mom, so when she couldn’t find a sitter I would go with her to gigs and watch the band play. Music is the only place that feels like home to me. It’s a safe space that I can bring with me anywhere I go, as I never really had that growing up.

Now you’re a native of Baltimore, Maryland, correct? So growing up in ‘Charm City,’ who all did / do you consider to be your strongest musical influences?

Yes, I was born in New York but raised in Baltimore, MD. Musically, I would say Erykah Badu, Destiny’s Child, and Lauryn Hill are a few that strongly influenced the way I approach my music.

Having said that, how do you classify your overall sound and / or style?

My style is classic and straight to the point.

Switching gears here, what exactly do you want people to get from your music?

I’d like people to feel understood when they hear my music. My favorite quality about the artists I admire the most is the way they made me feel seen when I listened to their music; it reminds us that we’re not alone in whatever we’re going through.

If you could collaborate with any one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?

OMG, this is a hard one and, honestly, I can’t just name one…but if I had to, Stevie Nicks. I just adore her so much and I would love to witness her creative process.

On a more serious note, are you happy with the current state of R&B?

Yeah, I feel like there’s so much amazing R&B music being released right now. It’s really great to see.

What do you feel has and will continue to be the key to your longevity?

I believe balance and consistency is the key to longevity. I love making art and it’s important to enjoy what I’m doing so that I can continue doing it.

What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? And, why?

My favorite part about being an artist is being able to connect with the people that listen to my music on a genuine level. My least favorite part is the politics for obvious reasons! Lol.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Don’t let anyone discourage you from pursuing your dreams and no matter how long it takes, never give up.

Looking ahead, say five or maybe even ten years from now, where do you see yourself?

I see myself on a yacht in Jamaica with a glass of champagne enjoying a nice vacation after selling out my first world tour.

As for the immediate, what’s next for you, Joy?

Well I just released my EP, The Magician, and next I’ll be releasing the follow up EP, High Priestess, this fall. My merch will be available next month and my next single, “Hard 2 Please,” will be available in September.

Is there anything I left out or just plain forgot to mention?

Please visit for all music, videos, merch and updates!

Any “parting” words for our readers?

The Magician is out now on all streaming platforms!

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