Joel Compass - Run
Increasingly earmarked as one of the most exciting emerging artists this year, singularly talented London born singer, songwriter and producer Joel Compass is releasing his first single Run on Outsiders/Polydor.
Following his much lauded and Radio 1 playlisted Astronaut EP, released through Black Butter (home of, amongst others, Rudimental, Kidnap Kid and Gorgon City) his first single proper provides further insight into Compass world. Written and produced by Joel, Run is an atmospheric R & B song that is driven by Joels soulful falsetto, combining effortless credibility with huge commercial appeal and heartbreaking lyrics.
20-year-old Joel Compass has been turning heads since his debut track Back To Me surfaced earlier this year, receiving over 30,000 SoundCloud plays and 150,000 YouTube views in just one week. Back To Me and follow-up EP track Fucked Up received radio play from tastemaker DJs on BBC Radio 1, 1 Xtra playlists and attracted coverage on Hypebeast, Clash, The Hunger, This is fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit,
I-D and The Guardian to name a few. Astronaut, the title track from this summers debut EP, received a BBC Radio 1 In New Music We Trust playlisting and a similar set of YouTube views, bringing Compass views so far to fast approaching 1 million.