Revealing a more electronic side to any of his previous work, the track is extracted from his upcoming third solo album: ‘La La La’ (out 16th July 2021, via Xtra Mile Recordings).
A chillwave-tinged track sequined with birdsong samples, fluttering synthesisers and vo-coded vocals, “Joypolis” sees Johnny making a natural progression into the worlds of Washed Out, The Postal Service or Toro y Moi.
Through sage advice and tense response, the song unwinds a narrative of a complex and enigmatic romance told through an imagined conversation between two characters. As constructive sentiments like “You’ve got to help yourself, you can’t just keep it inside” are met with blunt refusals like “I don’t need your help”, “Joypolis” constructs a vivid and evocative snapshot of a relationship slipping away and the wave of feelings that come with it.
Like a love song from the distant future, its pulsing arrangements, inherent mystery and dopamine-laced choral refrain: “Love is a chemical and it’s rushing in my blood” will invite repeated listens.
“Joypolis” is the second single to be taken from ‘La La La’, Johnny’s third official album and second record of 2021, following his recent soundtrack for ‘Rare Beasts’ (created with Nathan Coen). The latest album will feature 14 brand new tracks, produced by Max Clilverd, Johnny and Nathan Coen and further mixed and mastered by Frank Turner.
Evidence of an artist continuing to push himself musically, creatively and positively, the record will be released on all platforms from 16th July 2021. New single “Joypolis” is out now. Stream here: https://orcd.co/joypolis
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Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 as frontman of indie-rock outfit Tribes, Johnny Lloyd has gone on to establish himself as a prolific solo artist and esteemed film composer. Alongside his solo studio output (‘Next Episode Starts in 15 Seconds’, ‘Cheap Medication’, plus a pair of rarities collections entitled ‘Low Fidelity’ Volumes 1 & 2 ), Johnny has also contributed music for numerous TV & Film productions including ‘Frank of Ireland’, ‘Sex Education’, ‘Legacy of Lies’, ‘After Life’, plus the Sky Atlantic series ‘I Hate Suzie’. Releasing the official motion picture soundtrack for Billie Piper’s critically acclaimed ‘Rare Beasts’ film earlier this year, Lloyd is also planning new material and shows with the recently reactivated Tribes, with a date fixed at the Kentish Town O2 Forum on 4 December (tickets). He releases his third official solo album: ‘La La La’ in Summer 2021.