Joy Jones Premieres Music Video “Over” Directed by Coodie and Chike, and ‘The Soulful Fundamentalist’ (Keith C. Harris)
“Over” is the 2nd single released from Godchild on July 17 on Future Soul Records
Joy Jones is the master of Afro-beat lullabies, future jazz/soul, protest songs and electronic hymns. From the album Godchild premieres Joy Jones music video for “Over,” directed by Coodie & Chike, and artist/producer/musician, ‘The Soulful Fundamentalist’ (Keith C. Harris), of music label Love Jones Recordings.
About the Directors
Coodie & Chike are the buzzworthy video directors who are best known for their debut in 2004 with Kanye West’s “Through the Wire” (Video of the Year – The Source Hip Hop Awards). Since then, they have followed with work for artists such as Mos Def and Freeway, SA-RA Creative Partners, Leela James, Lil’ Jon, Fishbone, and others. Currently they are shooting their debut picture The Noonie G. Story, the documentary on Chicago gangster, Harold ‘Noonie’ Ward, narrated by the rapper, Common.
Godchild is co-produced with Daz-I-Kue of Bugz In The Attic who lent his brand of soulful broken beat. Godchild was released on July 17, 2009 on Future Soul Records, and is available on iTunes.
About Joy Jones
For singer-songwriter Joy Jones, a musical soundtrack has been present throughout her life journey – she “can’t imagine life without music and colour”. As a kid, Joy was exposed to an array of different styles of music ranging from gospel, soca, classical, African choral music, soul and jazz – and this, along with inspirational places and events, all helped prompt Joy Jones to put her heart and soul into music.
For the Future Soul Records label, Joy Jones is presenting fans with a thought-provoking album, which covers some meaningful themes and a mixture of sounds…
Growing up, Joy Jones sang in church and later nurtured an interest in spoken word and song writing. After graduating, she moved to London and was moved by the fact so many people were making a living from their creativity.
Today’s life in LA also offers inspiration to Joy who sees the city as ‘a city of possibility, an alchemist’s paradise of sorts, filled with people who arrive with nothing but dreams and hope; many of which are able to make something of themselves and leave their cultural imprint. I appreciate that about where I live, as well as the fact that so many things are accessible here.” However, many other places have also had an effect on Joy… “I draw most of my inspiration from traveling. I get stir-crazy every three months and I need to go somewhere different! That is where I gain perspective on life and how I fit into the world.”
Working with Daz was important for Joy who met him when living in London a few years back and working with the artist Breis: “Daz believed in me, and encouraged me to really cultivate my craft and create a full project. I highly respect his ear and opinion.” In fact, Joy’s connection with the Bugz crew is so powerful, she considers herself to be an ‘honorary ladybug’!
About the Album
Released Jul 7, 2009
Released By Future Soul Records