This week, “Keeping the Light On” by Joy Oladokun is Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week! Raised in rural Arizona, Joy Oladokun has settled down in Nashville to focus on her career as an artist. As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Oladokun has released two albums and a wide selection of singles. Through these releases, Oladokun has found a way to combine elements from pop, folk and R&B music to craft songs everyone can enjoy.
“Keeping the Light On” centers around Oladokun’s struggle to find her place in the world, with lyrics referencing both her past and present. Her choice of instrumentation is largely derived from pop music, featuring bright, simplistic percussion and catchy synthesizers. In addition, Oladokun utilizes both electric and acoustic guitars to help vary the texture throughout the song. While Oladokun’s vocal delivery draws influence from pop music, the lyrical content is more reminiscent of the folk genre. This duality is just part of what makes “Keeping the Light On” an amazing tune to listen to.
“Keeping the Light On” is Oladokun’s most recent musical release, as well as her first of 2022. While she hasn’t announced any new music, Oladokun will embark on her first headliner tour this spring, which includes two performances in Nashville. Be sure to keep up to date with Joy Oladokun through her Facebook, Instagram, and website. Also, be sure to check out “Keeping the Light On” via the Youtube video below:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Keeping the Light On” by Joy Oladokun as Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.