TUNE Joe Turner - Retina
JOE TURNER – ‘RETINA / STAY’
BRAND NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE RELEASE FROM THE SOUTH-LONDON PRODUCER
OUT 1st APRIL via FUTURE BOUNCE RECORDS
LISTEN HERE https://JoeTurner.lnk.to/RetinaStay
Following his debut release ‘Atmosphere’ championed by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, South-London producer/musician Joe Turner releases his brand-new double A-side via Jamz Supernova’s record label Future Bounce.
Leading the double A-side is ‘Retina’, a reflective, downtempo electronic track riding on an arresting undercurrent, densely layered with emotive instrumentation and introspective production.
In Turner’s own words, “Retina tells a story of a love that once was. From first feeling a lover’s eyes from across the room to the fierce, frantic downward spiral that pursues, ultimately having to draw a line under the past and move on to pastures new. It’s the common tale of a broken relationship, being messed around by an ex-lover and the lessons learnt from that experience.”
Its counterpart ‘Stay’ is a bouncier, blissed-out track that radiates an emphatic energy through its warm melodies and lush intricate production.
Turner explains “Stay is the epitome of a musical love letter. I wanted to write a track that focused more on the high times of the relationship and the almost dream-like infatuation we had with each other.”
Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old.
Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.
In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single Atmosphere which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services it was widely supported on editorial playlists.
With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.