NEW DELUXE VERSION OF JOY OLADOKUN’S ACCLAIMED ALBUM PROOF OF LIFE OUT TODAY

NEW DELUXE VERSION OF JOY OLADOKUN’S ACCLAIMED ALBUM PROOF OF LIFE OUT TODAY

“LIVING PROOF” HEADLINE TOUR UNDERWAY

October 13, 2023—The new deluxe version of Joy Oladokun’s acclaimed album, Proof of Life, is out today via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records

Alongside the album’s thirteen original tracks, the extended edition also features new songs “Black Car” and “Wild Enough,” as well as alternative versions of album tracks “Sweet Symphony” featuring Chris Stapleton, “Somehow” and “Keeping the Light On” among others. See below for complete track list. 

With production by Oladokun, Mike ElizondoIan FitchukDan Wilson and Alysa VanderhymProof of Life captures the human experience with a profound simplicity and features collaborations with StapletonNoah KahanManchester OrchestraMt. Joy and Maxo Kream. Oladokun has continued to receive widespread notice since the release, speaking with The New York Times and performing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and CMT’s “Campfire Sessions” series. The record was also recently selected as the Nashville Scene’s “Album of the Year,” calling it “cohesive and beautiful.” 

Proof of Life adds to a series of breakout years for Oladokun, a proud queer Black person and daughter of Nigerian immigrants. Her breakthrough major label debut, in defense of my own happiness, landed on numerous “Best of 2021” lists including at BillboardVarietyAmerican SongwriterThe TennesseanNashville SceneThe Bitter Southerner and NPR Music, who praised, “She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act.” 

Moreover, Oladokun performed at the White House as part of the Respect for Marriage Act signing ceremony and has also performed on “CBS Saturday Morning,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “TODAY,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. Oladokun’s music has also been included in Loudmouth, the recent Al Sharpton documentary, CBS’ “CSI: Vegas,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC’s “Station 19,” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and HBO’s “And Just Like That,” while her song, “i see america,” was also recently selected as a finalist for the Recording Academy’s new Special Merit Award, Best Song for Social Change

Widely respected by her peers, Oladokun has collaborated with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Lucie Silvas and Noah Kahan and has joined Morris, Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Pink Sweat$, Leon Bridges and Manchester Orchestra on the road.

Critical acclaim for Proof of Life:
 “her songs are conversational and confessional, and her hooky but profound melodies turn her lyrics into mantras”—The New York Times
“Nashville’s most low-key musical revolutionary…in this time of shifting priorities away from work toward self-care and connection with others, Oladokun is offering a master class in those subjects”—Rolling Stone
“Joy has every reason to sound cynical, to sound hardened, to sound sort of down beat, but instead, earnest was the first word that immediately came to mind.”—NPR Music
“one of the most appealing artists working in the music scene these days”—Associated Press
“the new record is so radio-friendly—and just so friendly, generally—that it wouldn’t feel like a stretch to see her doing tour dates with someone like a Taylor Swift”—Variety
“the star is Oladokun, whose coolly understated voice and vulnerable-yet-hopeful perspective is the common thread in the range of styles on the project”—Billboard
“Oladokun has created a safe space, for herself and others, to deal with the highs and lows that being true to yourself can bring.”—Grammy.com
“This is American music, distilled for this very moment”—Paste
“everyone’s favorite unlikely breakout pop star…it’s the latest and greatest combination of eras of pop nihilism – ‘90s indie pop Beck and Weezer vibes delivered with blithe, Beatles-esque musicianship.”—The Tennessean
“a throwback to a pre-internet era of big-tent pop-rock, with a tempered balance of self-doubt and affirmation delivered with a voice that can convey warm affability and stadium-filling uplift”—No Depression
Proof of Life ripples with big-picture tension and energy”—Premier Guitar
“one of our great communicators of hope and insight”—Music Row
“This album is holy water…it’s music for those of us who are growing, loving, aching, and wandering aimlessly (and sometimes hopefully) through a world on fire”—Autostraddle
“a voice of a generation…a spirited, sweetly stirring soundtrack to everyday living full of love”—Atwood Magazine

LIST
PROOF OF LIFE (DELUXE) TRACK LIST 
Disc 1
1. Keeping The Light On
2. Changes
3. Taking Things for Granted
4. Somebody Like Me
5. Friends feat. Mt. Joy
6. You At The Table feat. Manchester Orchestra
7. Sweet Symphony feat. Chris Stapleton
8. Trying
9. Pride
10. Revolution feat. Maxo Kream
11. The Hard Way
12. We’re All Gonna Die feat. Noah Kahan
13. Somehow
Disc 2
1. Purple Haze
2. Black Car
3. Somehow Intro (Living Proof Version)
4. Somehow (Living Proof Version)
5. Wild Enough
6. Spotlight
7. Keeping the Light On (Living Proof Version)
8. Sweet Symphony feat. Chris Stapleton (Living Proof Version)
JOY OLADOKUN CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
November 4—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater^
November 5—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn^
November 7—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf^
November 9—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up^
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—The Belasco^
November 11—Healdsburg, CA—Little Saint^
November 14—Portland, OR—McMenamins Crystal Ballroom+
November 15—Seattle, WA—The Showbox+
November 16—Eugene, OR—WOW Hall+
November 18—Felton, CA—Felton Music Hall+
November 19—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore+
January 20, 2024—Miami Beach, FL—Miami Beach Bandshell
^with special guest NNAMDÏ
+with special guest Izzy Heltai
WHO

In celebration of the music, Oladokun is in the midst of her extensive “Living Proof” headline tour, which includes upcoming stops at Dallas’ Kessler Theater, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ The Belasco, Seattle’s The Showbox and San Francisco’s The Fillmore among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Joy Oladokun (Photo credit: Lexander Bryant)
Joy Oladokun (Photo credit: Lexander Bryant)
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