Singaporean singer-songwriter Joie Tan has released the EP ‘Joie (Acoustic)’, comprising five newly recorded tracks.
These recordings are acoustic versions of songs from her 2018 full-length debut ‘Joie’. The EP was released yesterday (March 23), the three-year anniversary of ‘Joie’.
Listen to the EP below.
‘Joie (Acoustic)’ was recorded with Bani Hidir, who produced ‘Joie’ in 2018. Hidir, who plays in rock bands B-Quartet and 53A, plays acoustic guitar on all five tracks.
Alongside the release of the EP, the singer-songwriter has extended the pre-order period for merchandise, which is featured on the record’s artwork.
Earlier this month, Tan gave a glimpse of the EP by releasing its first track, ‘Lonesome Lover’ as a single. She wrote on Instagram, “I wanted to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of my debut album by releasing an acoustic version of some of the songs and ‘Lonesome Lover’ is one out of the five tracks that we’ve re-tracked acoustically.”
Later this month, an altered version of ‘Joie (Acoustic)’ will be released. The EP is set to be published on YouTube as a “mood playlist” on March 30, featuring the recordings with added “soft rain” sound effects.
‘Joie (Acoustic)’ marks the first musical activity for Tan in a few months. She last appeared on the single ‘Displaced’ by Japanese beatmaker illmore last November. She also collaborated with Singaporean artists Lincey and Gentle Bones in 2020.