Joy Crookes shares new single ‘Trouble’ from her much anticipated debut album Skin

Joy Crookes shared her new single ‘Trouble’, the latest single from her debut album Skin, out October 15th via Insanity Records

Joy Crookes shared her new single ‘Trouble’, the latest single from her debut album Skin, out October 15th via Insanity Records. The new single premiered as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, and is the next in line of a run of immaculate singles from Joy, with ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now’, title track ‘Skin’, and ‘When You Were Mine’, both included on Skin, continue to go from strength to strength.

The new single also follows Joy’s tour announce, which kicks off in November in Brighton, takes in two nights at O2 Forum Kentish Town, and extends into next year when Joy will take the show out to Europe. Full list of dates below.

Speaking about the track, another deeply personal and expertly crafted song from Joy, she says “‘Trouble’ is a song about a constant argument with a family member. It got to the point where I realised that fundamentally as much as we could clash, we both wanted to be on each other’s side “your trouble’s the same as mine”. It’s a cliche but we really do hurt the ones we love – it’s because we know we can and that the love will always be there.”

With Joy credited as an executive producer on the album, alongside the formidable Blue May (Kano, Blood Orange), Skin is a hugely personal, gamechanging body of work from one of the UK’s boldest and brightest young talents. A collection of songs built and honed throughout her adolescence and into her early twenties, and finessed last year within the most turbulent of circumstances, Skin touches on topics such as mental health, relationships, and politics all with grace and sensitivity. Joy has created what can only be described as a truly special body of work that is both perfectly of the moment, and entirely timeless. Skin’s album artwork is shot by Carlota Guerrero, who has previously worked with Arca, Chloe x Halle, and Solange for all of her imagery for A Seat At The Table.

Listen to album Skin here

  • Skin tracklist
  • I Don’t Mind
  • 19th Floor
  • Poison
  • Trouble
  • When You Were Mine
  • To Lose Someone
  • Unlearn You
  • Kingdom
  • Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
  • Wild Jasmine
  • Skin
  • Power
  • Theek Ache

A proud South Londoner of Bangladesh and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a singer-songwriter, a masterful instrumentalist, a Brit nominated rising star, and an artist who sees herself as part of a beautiful eco system of storytellers, mavericks, and salt of the earth Londoners. Her unique approach to storytelling within her songs, partnered with her infectious charisma has seen her become a treasured and trusted new voice both musically and across her social media. Joy uses her creativity as a tool to understand her own identity, her place in the world and her relationships within it.

At just 22, she has acquired the most fiercely of loyal fanbases, notching streams into the hundreds of millions and has cemented herself as an important, influential part of new British music. After being nominated for the Brits Rising Star award as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound Poll, Joy went on to become the most widely tipped artist of 2020 and sold out her debut UK tour in a matter of hours. She was due to support Harry Styles at The O2 in London pre-pandemic, and has played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Later… With Jools Holland, and her own sold out shows across the UK and Europe.


Sat 06 Nov 2021 Brighton, England Concorde 2 SOLD OUT

Sun 07 Nov 2021 Bristol, England The Trinity Centre SOLD OUT

Mon 08 Nov 2021 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town SOLD OUT

Tue 09 Nov 2021 London, England O2 Forum Kentish Town SOLD OUT

Thu 11 Nov 2021 Dublin, Republic of Ireland The Academy SOLD OUT

Sun 14 Nov 2021 Manchester, England Manchester Academy SOLD OUT

Mon 15 Nov 2021 Glasgow, Scotland St Luke’s SOLD OUT

Wed 17 Nov 2021 Leeds, England Leeds University Stylus

Thu 18 Nov 2021 Birmingham, England The O2 Institute


Thu 10 Feb 2022 Paris, France La Gaîté Lyrique SOLD OUT

Fri 11 Feb 2022 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg SOLD OUT

Sat 12 Feb 2022 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT

Mon 14 Feb 2022 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9

Tue 15 Feb 2022 Munich, Germany Strom

Thu 17 Feb 2022 Berlin, Germany Heimathafen Neukoelln

Fri 18 Feb 2022 Hamburg, Germany The Stage Club

Sun 20 Feb 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset

Mon 21 Feb 2022 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia Club

Tue 22 Feb 2022 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret

Wed 23 Feb 2022 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen Klubb

Fri 25 Feb 2022 Warsaw, Poland Hybrydy

Sat 26 Feb 2022 Zurich, Switzerland Exil Club

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