Joi Returns with New Single 'Stare At Me!'

Today, legendary R&B and alternative soul stalwart Joi makes a triumphant return with her new single and music video "Stare At Me." Listen to it HERE. In addition, she shares the intimately intense music video for the song. Taking the spotlight solo, she serves up an engaging and enigmatic performance as the music's claustrophobically catchy chorus takes hold over production from Brook D'Leau. Lyrically, it's a hyper-charged clarion call for the world to wake up from its digital obsession and feel something real.

It's pure Joi..."Stare At Me" signals the forthcoming arrival of her long-awaited fifth full-length album, S.I.R. Rebekkah Holylove, which lands very soon. This marks her first offering since 2006, and the timing couldn't be more perfect. S.I.R. (which stands for "Savage, Immortal, & Righteous") collates together ten empowering anthems replete with the same liberated sex appeal, feminine ferocity, vocal fireworks, and climactic energy that made her early output so iconic. Not to mention, it grooves like a mother------!

Right now, fans can purchase "Stare At Me" for $1.50 HERE. Additionally, they can pre-order the album HERE. It unlocks an instant grat download of "Stare At Me."

Her music remains integral to the evolution of soul in the nineties and 21st century. Everybody from OutKast to Run The Jewels has featured Joi, while her output stands out as sync-able, soundtracking scenes everywhere from With This Ring to Dear White People.

However, this queen rightfully takes back her throne on S.I.R. Rebekkah Holylove.

Stay tuned for a lot more!

About Joi: Iconic R&B trailblazer Joi continues to leave a lasting impression-but she does so actively. Millions have felt that ever since she first sent shockwaves through pop culture. Born and raised in Tennessee, she became synonymous with the burgeoning Atlanta scene in the early nineties. 1994 saw her release a classic in the form of The Pendulum Vibe. As signature single "Sunshine & The Rain" took off, she made history as "one of the fist black models to appear in a major Calvin Klein ad campaign." Simultaneously, she became the Dungeon Family's leading lady in the early nineties. Meanwhile, legendary filmmaker Mario Van Peebles chose to re-record her "Freedom" with the help of 60-plus vocalists, including Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, TLC, Aaliyah, and more. Backed by alternative luminaries Fishbone, she unleashed the oft-bootleggedAmoeba Cleansing Syndrome in 1997 followed by the epic 2002 offering Star Kitty's Revenge. The latter yielded immortal smashes such as "Lick," "Techno Pimp," and "Jefferson St. Joe"-which paid homage to dad Joe Gilliam (the NFL's first black starting quarterback). Next up, 2006'sTennessee Slim is the Bomb marked her first independent salvo.

Along the way, Joi became a sought-after collaborator. Not only did she duet with OutKast on "Movin' Cool (The After Party)" from the platinum-certified Big Boi and Dre Present... Outkast, but she also accompanied them on their 20th anniversary world tour during 2014. Captivated by that voice, D'Angelo personally sought her out to join The Vanguard for a 2015 European jaunt.

In the middle of 2016, she featured in the documentary The Art of Organized Noize and lent her voice to Run The Jewels' third opus, Run The Jewels 3 on "Down" as well as Big K.R.I.T.'s "Miss Georgiafornia." Additionally, she became a go-to backing vocalist for countless pop anthems produced by Max Martin and others and launched her teaching program Artisan Polishing. Her music has been heard everywhere from Lifetime'sWith This Ring and Love By The 10th Date to NETFLIX's Dear White People.

In many ways, it was all just a precursor to her fifth full-length album, S.I.R. Rebekkah Holylove. Recorded primarily in the artist's own studio dubbed "the funky jewelry box" and alongside co-producer Brook D'Leau, each track vividly and vivaciously roars to life.

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