The New Thing Interview with Allysha Joy (30/70) – jazz, radio edits and being socially conscious on her debut
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Allysha Joy has been making a name for herself over the last few years. Alongside Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist and the rest of her incredibly talented 30/70 family, their music has taken them around Australia, through Europe and even further through the waves of the internet, emphasised further by the backing of London-based label Rhythm Section.
But Acadie : Raw, the debut solo album from 30/70’s leading lady, showcases the musical mastery of Allysha Joy to the fullest.
10 tracks of soulful, jazz-tinged and often hip hop/r&b-influenced compositions, combined with Allysha’s signature husky yet powerful vocals; all of these elements cradle not only stories of love, but stories of self-empowerment, finding the truth, acknowledging your privilege, connection to nature and being conscious of others in every context.
I spoke with Allysha Joy prior to her pending return to Europe and prior to 30/70’s support slot for the incredible Kamaal Williams at his Oxford Art Factory show in November.
We spoke about her inspirations, being “hounded to create a radio edit” for her single ‘Know Your Power’, her love of Georgia Anne Muldrow and just how hopeful she is for the future in the wake of current social climate.