Joyce Wrice is one of R&B's rising stars of whom everyone should take note. Not only did her 2021 debut Overgrown impress, but the singer has also shown that she's a gifted performer as well. Now that her EP Motive is out in the world, the songstress shows us what she can do with her debut performance for NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series.
The songstress commanded the crowd from the beginning of her set in a stunning white outfit and shades as the opening notes of her Overgrown cut "Chandler" played behind her. The song, one of the most soulful on the album, showcased the singer's vocals while stripping back some of the song's production for a more organic sound.
She and her band, which featured producer D'Mile on bass and singer Mack Keane on keys, went on to play a few more highlights from her debut with the romantically mellow tracks "Falling In Love" and "Must Be Nice." After getting the crowd into her groove, she switched up the tempo with her cut "On One."
After giving us songs from her recent past, Joyce stepped into her future with two tracks from Motive. First up was her track "Bittersweet Goodbyes," which has become a favorite from the five-song set. The lilting track allowed her and her backing singers to have a bit of fun with the vocals and movements. They then dipped into her Kaytranada-produced single "Iced Tea" as the closing track. Though she didn't get into some of the tight choreography featured in the song's video, Joyce and the band still managed to bring the energy to the crowd.
With a bubbly personality and undeniable talent, Joyce Wrice is proving that she's got what it takes to stay around for quite some time. See her in action when you press play below.