Joy Crookes wears her heart on her sleeve in “Since I Left You”

Get to know this South London singer.

South London singer Joy Crookes has dropped a new track, “Since I Left You.” It follows her Reminiscence EP, which she released earlier this year.

“Freedom don’t come for free / I guess it cost you and me,” Crookes sings on this vulnerable, piano-led song (which is in fact still a demo).

The 20-year-old, who’s been compared to Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill, told Vogue that being honest in her lyrics is a “personal challenge.” She added, “I don’t do it for anyone but myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to reveal so much. But there are some songs that reveal things to me.”

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Check out the colorful video for “Since I Left You” below:

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