Still Dreaming

A 1 track neo-soul single (4m 24s) — released April 8th 2022 on First Word Records

First Word Records is proud to bring you a brand new track from Allysha Joy.

'Still Dreaming' is the second release from her forthcoming album 'Torn : Tonic' and features effortlessly smooth vocals from South African-born, Melbourne-based artist, Rara Zulu.

Following on from the staunch and broken sounds of lead single 'Let It!', this next track 'Still Dreaming' offers hope and upliftment with another look into Allysha's self-produced sophomore album 'Torn : Tonic', due for release in May 2022.

Allysha Joy is a highly regarded member of the Melbourne jazz and soul scene, and with a heavy line-up of collaborations throughout 2021, she brings a brand new amalgamation of her poetic practice to the forefront in 2022. Well known as 30/70 lead vocalist, Joy has seamlessly taken control of her sound over the years, putting her different skills on show, as singer, songwriter, keys player and selector. Well versed in poetry and performance, Allysha Joy's potent lyricism, unique musicianship & killer vocals have garnered legions of attentive fans the world over.

'Still Dreaming' floats along on a plain of around 90 heartbeats per minute, with Allysha and Rara trading vocal flourishes over her own Soulquarian-style drum production. Allysha's signature Rhodes serenely coalesce with additional drum weight from Aotearoa's Julien Dyne, sending any listener cruising off into an ethereal state.

This track exemplifies Allysha's ability to instill raw truth and uplifting hope into all that she does. "'Still Dreaming' is a reminder for myself, and I hope for others, to continue to seek joy in the everyday wonder of life" says Allysha. "It's about finding strength and beauty within and to keep dreaming, to keep living in hope."

'Still Dreaming' is released digitally worldwide via First Word Records on April 8th 2022.

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