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Joy Bogat

Thematically, Bogat's music spans the arc between mindfulness and deceleration, female intuition, empowerment and longing for family connection in a globalised world: part of the musician's family lives on the other side of the globe. While Bogat roams the darker realms of her personal themes, she never loses sight of the processual nature of her own life, which can have a healing effect: It's okay not to always spell out and fathom everything right away, everything has its time.

Joy Bogat's musical self-sufficiency - her involvement in the creation process goes from composing, arranging, songwriting, recording to playing live - makes her a typical representative of her generation in the indie and soul scene - but she is still an exception as a female artist! She began her musical journey as a five-year-old with her own songs on her sisters' fictional radio shows. Later she took piano and singing lessons and eventually studied Popular Music at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.

After many years in bands, she has been working on her soulful solo songs since 2019, most of which she also produces herself. Her music is characterised by an eagerness to experiment with vocals and polyphony, as well as a flair for translating emotionality and self-reflection into music.

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When you break out the acoustic guitar, the words are the focal point unless you're the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar. So the words have to have meaning.

Chris Cornell