The Joy release new single “Bayang’khethela” off their upcoming album

Fresh off the back of their recent appearance at this year’s Coachella Festival where they joined Doja Cat on the main stage to open her headline performances on both weekends, SA vocal group The Joy have just released “Bayang’khethela”, the latest track from their upcoming self-titled debut album out 21 June. The song talks about how nobody should be able to choose who you should marry or be in love with

Following the Coachella performance, last Friday Doja Cat released all three tracks featuring The Joy across streaming as part of an expansive digital album called Scarlet 2 CLAUDE. The band provided lead vocals alongside the US rapper on recent single “ACKNOWLEDGE ME”, “DISRESPECTFUL” and “Shutcho”, all of which were re-imagined to incorporate lyrics in Zulu.

Their new single is also accompanied by a performance video which was filmed by Up The Game (the creative team behind Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22 and Tonight with: Arlo Parks) at the live recording of the album which took place at the renowned Church Studios in Crouch End, London.