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Joy Again EP Release at Market Hotel

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Anything you’ve heard about Joy Again may or may not be true.

Arthur Shea and Sachi DiSerafino, the two twenty-two-year-old songwriters behind the project they call Joy Again, met way back in kindergarten. They lived five minutes away from each other in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania and played on the same baseball team in third grade. Then they weren’t friends for a long time — until they reconnected freshman year of high school and bonded over a shared love (and hate) of music. Arthur and Sachi started playing music together and Sachi transferred to the boarding school Arthur was at, Westtown, in eastern Pennsylvania. The pair shared a dorm room for the next two years where they used to stay up ‘til the wee hours watching Breaking Bad and sleep talking to each other in that room. Joy Again’s early singles, the hazy, anxious crush songs “How You Feel” and “Looking Out For You,” came from that time.

A lot has happened since then.

After high school, Arthur and Sachi moved with some friends to a house in West Philadelphia to make music all the time. Over the years, Joy Again sprinkled a smattering of infectious EPs and singles, and in spring 2018 released 30 tracks they’d recorded from 2014-2015, their senior year, titled Forever. Joy Again, which Sachi and Arthur refer to as more of a collective than a band, toured with Rostam at the start of 2018, and with JPEGMAFIA that summer. Now super fresh off an entirely sold-out circuit with Wallows, these boys are no doubt bringing their fresh take on pop music to the masses.

Arthur and Sachi are the principal components of Joy Again, but their bandmates, Blaise O'Brien (Bass), Will Butera (Drums), and Zachary Tyndall (Keys) play crucial roles in song construction as well—as do their collaborators including producers Caleb Laven (Frank Ocean) and Matty Tavares (BADBADNOTGOOD). Their new record, a seven-song EP titled Piano that will be out August 7, has been a long time coming, written a few years ago and recorded over many different sessions.

Arthur says his songs sound “slushy, like a swamp or something,” and that Sachi’s sound is more like the theme for Dr. Wily’s Castle in the classic Nintendo game Mega Man.

They agree that Joy Again was once more of a straightforward rock band. But now —

“It’s like, I don’t even know what the fuck it is,” Sachi says. And that’s the beauty of Joy Again. Who even knows?

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