UK rising superstar Joey XL publishes his long-awaited debut EP titled “XL’s Room”.
These are his thoughts in his room and he does not disappoint with the project at all. Its been years in the making to get Joey to this point, releasing gold through a plethora of attention-grabbing singles like ‘Hold On‘, ‘Friday Night’ or ‘Situations’ all from 2020. We knew this was going to be something special, and his singles off the project do a great job in showcasing his extreme talent and musical diversity. Leading with ‘To The Bank’ and ‘perfect timing’ followed by his final single ‘Special’, these are actually not his best pieces on the release.
As Joey talks about his expedition into music on Instagram, the project lends a deeper delve into his past and the lessons he learned as a young man. He writes on socials saying “This music thing has been a journey of peaks and valleys, trying and hoping, growing pains and discomfort. I started on this road with no intentions of being an artist. I just wanted to write the best music. Sharing a part of my world and mind is a surreal moment. The six years it’s taken to get here have been my hardest and most rewarding.”
‘Safe To Say’ feels like its running down the back of your neck with strings and harmonies piercing through your soul, as Joey expresses profound vulnerability, almost scared to speak things into actually forming to fruition. But if it happens, if he can finally give all his love without hesitation, its going to create something beautiful.
‘You Deserve’ continues his fascinating run of good music, this time fighting within himself to keep or let someone go. He knows he’s not perfect but he can admit when he’s wrong. He guarantees to be better and won’t waste anyone’s time, but does she deserve more than what he can provide her?
Stream this gem on your platform of choice right here or preview the tracks below.