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WATCH: Joy Oladokun, “Purple Haze” (on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’)

May 11, 2022


Artist: Joy Oladokun
Hometown: Casa Grande, Arizona; now Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Purple Haze”

In Their Words: “I wrote ‘Purple Haze’ while I was in LA after some wildfires, and I noticed the sky was not the color that it should be. It made me think about the world we live in and all the information we get on a daily basis. It almost feels like we might be on our way out as a species but there are wonderful things like family, friends, partners, dogs — things that inspire us towards beauty and excitement. Even if this all ends, it was worth the experience.” — Joy Oladokun

Photo credit: Scott Kowalchyk

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