As Editor-In-Chief the mailbox and inbox are full of requests to check out a new recording artists or reasons why we need to put someone, some business or organization in the paper. More time than not they do not live up to the hype. But every now and then you get something from someone that you are glad you checked it out. It would be easy to ignore it or put it on the back burner til later, but then you miss the real gems.
I come from an era where singers sang, rappers rapped and performers put on a hell of a performance. Well it is my great pleasure to introduce to you a new songstress that hails from Greenburgh and graduated from Woodlands High School, home of the local legends Atlantic Starr.
In a time where our world has been turned upside down from dual pandemics, COVID-19 and Black and Brown Lives lost at the hands of law enforcement, this local lady grabs the mic and our attention and urges us to live Care Free, she tells us she will not ‘let life get the best of me,” with her new single.
Now residing in Brooklyn, this singer / songwriter and producer goes by the name Journi. She has been deeply influenced by music of many genres from a very young age. Like Jill Scott, she is a soprano who infused jazz, R&B, spoken word, and Hip-Hop in a style we used to call neo soul.
At only 21 years young, Journi is a seasoned performer who has sung on numerous albums, radio / television shows & commercials. Having worked with well known artists on various projects, she can’t wait for future collaborations on her solo endeavors. Through her music, she hopes to help nourish her audiences self expression, love & joy.
Check out and cop her debut single “Care Free” out now, available on all major steaming platforms.