The multi-talented Joelistics returns with a new chapter of artistry to explore, kicking things off with the release of his new single ‘Come Home’.
Fans who have been following Joelistics’ journey from album to album; project to project; will be well-aware of his love for music as a pure artform.
The different ways in which emotion and a full spectrum of creative expression can be manifested through sound and tone have long remained a significant element of Joelistics’ music – ‘Come Home’ beautifully adds to the artist’s catalogue.
The sound of ‘Come Home’ is delicate and warm, laying a gorgeous foundation for Joelistics to let his vocals and lyricism take prominence. Like his 2021 record Film School, ‘Come Home’ is a departure from the hip-hop side of artistry Joelistics fans may be used to, though it adds to his natural evolution as a performer.
A natural blend of soul, indie and folk music, ‘Come Home’ is a rich stride forward for Joelistics as he approaches the release of a full collection of new music – a perfect starting point for fans to jump on and enjoy the journey alongside him.
“’Come Home’ was written for the long game romantics. It’s a cryptic love letter. A toast to devotion. An observation of small acts of kindness and cruelty. It’s about two people falling apart whilst going through massive events and ultimately how they choose connection above distraction.”
Recorded at Ovens Door Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne, Joelistics co-wrote ‘Come Home’ with Jules Pasco (Jazz Party, Husky); completing the project with Robert Munos on mixing and William Bowden (Haiku Hands, Empire of the Sun) on mastering.
For over a decade, Joelistics has held a special level of creative significance on the radars of Australian music fans and the wider music and arts industries alike. A rich history as a boundary-pushing musician and producer, first with TZU and then as a multi-faceted solo performer, has led Joelistics to explore many areas of his personality, his heritage and vision for his art.
His two solo albums – Voyager (2011) and Blue Volume (2014) – earned Joelistics AIR Award nominations, before he ventured into the theatre space, co-writing and producing the In Between Two with fellow producer and musician, James Mangohig.
Recent years have seen Joelistics produce and collaborate with artists including Mo’Ju (on the ARIA nominated ‘Native Tongue’ record) and Haiku Hands, adding to a fleshed out production history for artists as varied as Ecca Vandal, Tim Rogers, Madonna, Nas and Hermitude.
JOELISTICS ‘COME HOME’ LAUNCH SHOW
Saturday 12th November Shotkickers Melbourne
JOELISTICS LIVE DATES
Sunday 27th November Queenscliff Music Festival Queenscliff
Sunday 11th December Brunswick Ballroom Melbourne (Resonate Festival)