Despite claims that R&B is dead or dying, there are dozens of acts thriving and creating R&B music that would make their predecessors proud. This week, Alex Vaughn, Jazmine Sullivan, Nippa, Kenny Dixon and several others have delivered new music that has captured the attention of R&B fans around the world. Joining in on the fun, Joyce Wrice has delivered a new Kaytranada-assisted EP called Motive.
“In between coming off of my debut album and brainstorming ideas for my sophomore album, I was motivated to create an EP that the world could dance to,” Wrice said about her new project, Motive.
“This new project is experimental, fun, carefree, and sexy. After Overgrown, I was inspired to be free-spirited and to let loose and during this process I was consistently asking myself, ‘what’s your motive?’”
Led by “Iced Tea,” Motive expands on the work that Kaytranada and Joyce Wrice did on “Kaytranada’s Interlude” in 2021. Both confident and seductive, Joyce Wrice shines on on the uptempo, hypnotic production while also showing the ability to shift moods on tracks like “Bittersweet Goodbyes.” Wrice has always been a strong vocalist, but this latest EP also highlights her ability to deliver each line with a daring tone that is unique to her. Her confidence is at an all-time high as she occupies a space of freedom and carefree musicality that is refreshing. Those who enjoy Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience or “The Worst In Me” by Tinashe will certainly find themselves hitting the replay button when listening to Joyce Wrice’s latest EP.