Weaving blissed-out synths and unstoppable dancefloor grooves with euphoric hooks, exuberant wit, and uncommon emotional depth, Joywave have spent much of the past decade holding an aural mirror to society, concocting a distinctively modern approach towards pop music that is both organic and synthetic, much like our own day-to-day lives.
The Rochester, NY-based band first came together in 2010 to put live flesh on the bones of songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Daniel Armbruster’s original home recordings. A series of visionary mixtapes and EPs followed, as did Big Data’s RIAA gold certified 2013 single, ‘Dangerous (Feat. Joywave)’, a #1 hit at Alternative radio as well as a top 10 multi-format smash.
Joywave have unveiled another remarkable new single, entitled “Obsession”, which is our new DOPEST Song of the Week.
The track was produced at the band’s own studio in New York by Joywave founder Daniel Armbruster, arranged by Armbruster and his fellow band members Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, and then mixed by Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Lana Del Rey).
“Obsession” virtually encapsulates the genre-busting history of Joywave into one glorious track, melding irresistible electronic pop with typically sharp social commentary to fashion what Armbruster calls “a Cliff's Notes version of where the band has been and where they intend to venture next.”
Listen to “Obsession” right now, stream it on your preferred streaming service, connect with Joywave on their social media, and check out their exclusive single-page comic visualizer video in collaboration with Marvel Comics.