Chanel & Smoke is the debut single from 21-year-old American jazz and R&B performer Joey Sandak. And it’s a stunning debut.
By Graeme Smith
The track is somewhat freeform and exhibits a mature, experimental style for one so early in their career. The improvisionations are anchored to a driving bass riff that rumbles along, ever present. Layered onto it are twinkling keys and Joey’s smokey vocals. The lyrics conjure up a sense of sensuality and honest reflection with an authentic storytelling style.
It’s no exaggeration that Chanel & Smoke could go down as a classic which is a remarkable thing to say about a debut. If this is where Joey is starting from, I can’t wait to see where her career takes her. Check out the track below.