Originally from a small community in rural Arizona and now living in Nashville, Joy Oladokun began playing guitar when she was ten, inspired by artists including Tracy Chapman, Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley. The follow-up, in defense of my own happiness vol. Yeah, I feel like I draw from a lot of genres and styles. I think I have these like folk-driven lyrics because I grew up in a small town that played a lot of country and folk music. I love soul music and gospel because I grew up in church, and I do feel that music is transformative and uplifting. I have been writing songs almost every day for about four years now. Ever since when I put out my last album. And some of those songs have been for other people but a lot of those songs have been for me, just because my motivation as a songwriter has always been to help myself process things. And so I just had songs that I was compiling in the cloud, as it were.
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Oladokun grew up in a rural Arizona and started to play the guitar at 10 years old, but it wasn't until she finished college that a friend spurred her on to follow her dreams of travelling and writing songs. After moving to LA and working as a backing vocalist, honing her craft, she self-released and produced her debut album Carry , which was released in Since late last year, Oladokun has been sharing her follow-up full-length record piece by piece and "mercy" is one of the final, sparkling highlights. A collaboration with Tim Gent — a songwriter and vocalist from Clarksville, TN — his verse offers a poignant reminder of the times we're living in offering up the lyrics "moral of the story, everybody means something to somebody.
While she had been playing guitar since childhood, it wasn't until that Oladokun quit her job and took a shot at realizing her dream of making music full-time. She released a solo acoustic EP, Cathedrals , that year and followed it up with 's Carry, a full-band effort that included the single "Shelter," which introduced her to a wider online audience. Raised in a small rural community in Arizona, Joy Oladokun began playing guitar when she was ten years old. After completing college, she got a job and was planning to settle into her new position when a friend asked her what she would be doing if money were not a consideration.
Trust me, though--you will. I tell her there's no pressure and we'll just see how things play out. Medical school and residency is really intense, and I think it's pretty common for doctors to get married a little later in life than the average couple. There's a different kind of balance, but that doesn't mean that there's no balance. Again, reiterating it, don't expect a decade's worth of time with her, but enjoy her good while you two are together.