Singer-songwriter and new Americana Award nominee Joy Oladokun will release her major label debut, In Defense Of My Own Happiness, on Friday, June 4 via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records.
With In Defense Of My Own Happiness, Oladokun shares the unique perspective she’s gained from living in today’s world as a Black, queer woman and first-generation child of Nigerian immigrants. The new record features 14 songs including “Bigger Man,” a song written and performed with Maren Morris, along with “Sunday,” “Breathe Again,” and recently unveiled tracks, “Sorry Isn’t Good Enough,” “Jordan,” and “Wish You The Best”featuring Jensen McRae.
In celebration of the new music, Oladokun will perform a special full-band show at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley on Sunday, June 20 and will continue to tour throughout the year including performances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, as well as several dates supporting Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit.
Born in Arizona and now living in Nashville, Oladokun has received widespread attention in the past year, including performances of “Breathe Again” on NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song received a key placement on NBC’s This Is Us, propelling the track to No. 3 on Shazam’s U.S. Top 200 while also charting globally. Her music has also been featured on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s Station 19 and Showtime’s The L Word.
1. Someone That I Used To Be
3. Sorry Isn’t Good Enough
4. I See America
5. Wish You The Best (Feat. Jensen Mcrae)
6. Let It Be Me
7. Bigger Man (Feat. Maren Morris)
8. If You Got A Problem
9. Mighty Die Young
10. Breathe Again
11. Heaven From Here (Feat. Penny & Sparrow)
12. Look Up
13. Taking The Heat
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