“Colour Film” by Joyeria

Joyeria announces EP 'FIM' with video for "Colour Film." The EP will be released October 14th via Speedy Wunderground and DSPs.
Joyeria photo by Alex Evans

Speedy Wunderground have announced FIM, the debut EP from London-via-Canada’s Joyeria (pronounced Joy-a-ree-a), due out October 14th, 2022.

Joyeria’s FIM is what happens when a Canadian spends his adult life patiently crafting his own path as a songwriter in London instead of following his heroes and peers in search of an assumed authenticity in Austin or Nashville. It’s what happens when a stubbornly solo artist finds a true collaborator in a producer like Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey. It’s what happens after a songwriter has worked hard for a long time in the dark, looking for lightning in a bottle — and finds it.

He says of the single: “‘Colour Film’ is about the mindless daily routine of being alive, what David Foster Wallace called ‘water.’ I apparently have the ability to choose how I feel or think as I participate in being alive just as I can choose how I feel and think when I explain songs which is to say at times, very uneasy. But this song is also about worry beads, American G.I.’s running fighter pilot drills over Mediterranean islands, stray cats, ice creams and falling rotten oranges. Like I said, I’m in a colour film, in fact we might all be.”

So far, Joyeria has charted his career in invisible ink. Always a shape shifter, never a genre chaser. He’s quit bands when their buzz was the buzziest, he’s released music under names even devotees could never remember how to spell and has insisted on building his backstory entirely with gaps in the narrative. He’s a maths-wiz, a crack chess player, a painter, and Dad who smokes on the sly. Built like a hockey player, with a frame carved out by late nights and tour life – he is an imposing figure until you step into the presence of his gently voracious enthusiasm.

Pre-order FIM by Joyeria HERE