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Tonex – Joy audio Multiple Award-Winning RnB / Gospel Artist Tonex Releases Unspoken TODAY

Tonex – “Joy” Multiple Award-Winning RnB / Gospel Artist Tonex Releases Unspoken TODAY

The Song:

Can’t believe I let you in / I locked the door from deep within / Love is risky but I’m willing to take my chances

“Joy,” the latest song from Tonex’s just-released album Unspoken most resembles his gospel tradition. Over underlying tambourine shakes, spontaneous choir shouts, and flute freestyle, Tonex, struts his powerful falsetto voice. In “Joy,” Tonex also shows off his ability to make a musical hybrid by combining jazz influenced chord changes, hip-hop dialect, and mind blowing vocal improvisation. Speaking to the transformative power of having a relationship with a higher being, “Joy” will make anyone’s day brighter with its universal message and funk bounce.

Also, Battery Records has just made free mp3 of the lead single, “Bl3nd,” available for download and posting!

The Background:

Gospel music that combines elements of pop, R&B, jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, rock, Latin, electro, punk, and trance seems like a recipe for disaster. But for Tonex (pronounced “Toe-Nay”), using a hodge podge of different genres to spread the word is so second nature that he even created a name, “Nureau,” for his multifarious sound. Born in San Diego and raised heavily in the church, Tonex has been recording music since he was 10 years old. His 1997 independently released project, Pronounced Toe-Nay, received so much acclaim that it landed him a performance on the Stellar Music Awards, which immediately shifted his career into high gear. Now after a string of successful albums, including Out of the Box, in which he received a Grammy nomination and six Stellar Awards, Tonex is back with his new LP Unspoken. After a five year hiatus, Tonex’s says this project is a transitional work in which he lets the music speak for itself in reaching his diverse audience. Unspoken tackles a wide range of subjects while delicately balancing on the hinges of mainstream and Tonex’s gospel roots, while conveying Tonex’s variety, musical prowess, and adaptability. Unspoken will be released March 17th via Battery Records, a newly formed imprint under Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA/ JIVE Label Group umbrella.

Streams: “Joy

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