Music definitely chose me I’d say, I’m just a vessel of art!” and for Joell Fender a ‘vessel’ he continues to be!
Born in 1990 to Jamaican parents, the London born artist caught the music bug early. Coming from a musical family summer holidays were spent creating songs and dance routines. After graduating from the prestigious Brit School, Joell continued to add to and develop his sound; studying and gaining inspiration from the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Beyonce and Boyz II Men.
Now with the smooth agility of his falsetto, all the way to the enveloping richness of his baritone, Joell’s distinctive artistry has been enticing the ear of an ever-growing worldwide audience. Providing backing vocals for artists such as Years and Years, Kwabs, Disciples and Demi Lovato on legendary platforms Later with Jools Holland, the MTV EMA Awards and Glastonbury to name a few.
His standout performances as lead vocalist for Sigma, Wilkinson and Sigala at numerous festivals and shows such as V Festival, Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball and the O2 Arena has further introduced the world to Joell Fender and they won’t soon forget. “Energy never dies, to receive energy, you must give energy. I give everything and it makes them (audience) fearless and confident enough to get up and dance no matter who’s watching I want this to continue, especially with my own music. I wanna show people when you do you, you get the best results”.
The new single ‘Lately’ sees a collaboration between Joell Fender and electro/pop producers Elevns. The song speaks on feelings of desire finally being reciprocated and the anticipation of what comes next. The effortless blend of Joell’s silky versatile tones as he gracefully flows from one melody to the next and Elevns soulful synths draped over a sensuous bassline, results in a distinct 90s retro feel that manages to capture nostalgia and a welcome freshness at same time.