BRIT-nominated, rising London artist Joy Crookes unveils a new track today, “Anyone But Me”. The highly personal track premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio 1 today and is from Joy’s forthcoming debut album out later this year.
“I’ve suffered from mental health issues since I was young. Where I grew up, this wasn’t a topic you would bring up when your mum was fixing you a plate of dal or when your mates were showing you how to flirt with boys and girls, so when I had my first episode of depression I didn’t really know where to turn to,” Joy says. “Having these important conversations with my friends and my family has been challenging and I guess that’s why I always turned to music. Music has a way to soften the blow. It can make situations that seem completely out of reach tangible, especially when you feel like you’re living with another version of yourself. I hope we can all continue breaking down boundaries that stretch between generations and cultures and continue this conversation about how we really feel.”