Joy Postell’s “Signs” is a scorched earth soul breakup

Check out visuals for the Baltimore artist’s new single.

October 18, 2018

Joy Postell, a rising soul artist from Baltimore, is itching for one of those breakups where you say a bunch of things you might regret. She lays it all out on "Signs," a velvet track with a punchy, lo-fi beat from Ohbliv. She co-directed the video with Keem Griffey, and it's premiering today on The FADER. The clip is not afraid to cut or alter the song to aid the video's story along, a mark of confidence, and one that heightens the song's groovy, compulsive venom.


"This video is definitely an ode to Baltimore love," Postell told The FADER in an email. "[The video] highlights what happens when shit hits the fan. I’ve had so many misshaped love affairs that could have been avoided had I listened to my intuition and this video illustrates one of those experiences. I sing about heading the warnings and honoring yourself first."

"Signs" is taken from Joy Postell's upcoming EP Diaspora, out in November.

Thumbnail image by Reginald Thomas II

Joy Postell’s “Signs” is a scorched earth soul breakup