For That Classic Soul Sound, You Should Be Listening To Joyce Write

Joyce Wrice’s Overgrown resembles a fresh breath of air that we all needed to take in 2021. The Southern California singer’s debut album draws on the classic R&B of the late Nineties and early 2000s, showing the range that fans of the genre were accustomed to seeing from artists like Aaliyah, Brandy, and Mariah Carey, and combines that sound with modern songwriting and guest appearances from some of today’s rising artists. With the help of her A&R, Eddie Fourcell, and executive producer D’Mile, who is known for his previous work with Janet Jackson and Mary J, Blige, Wrice was able to craft an album that reflects her recent heartbreak and relationships, from the uplifting intro “Chandler,” to the feel-good dance record featuring Freddie Gibbs “On One,” to the prototypical hip-hop soul tune “Westside Gunn’s Interlude.”