About You’ opens with a punchy drum beat and acrobatic baseline which lay down the foundational groove for the track. Soon joined by Joel’s impassioned vocals, which form the emotional core of the song, he starts out smooth before sweeping up into a trembling falsetto for the chorus. Earning the support of his contemporaries on the underground jazz scene and respect of those he has been inspired by, Joel Culpepper is the artist’s artist and songwriter, with a once-seen-never-forgotten stage presence. His stand-out COLORS performance has received 13 million plays and counting, whilst previous EP ‘Tortoise’ showcases his stand-out vocal ability. However, it wasn’t until recently Joel decided to give up his full-time job as a Learning Mentor helping vulnerable children with behavioral difficulties, to focus solely on his music with an aim to inspire the children he had once worked with. It’s on forthcoming debut album ‘Sgt Culpepper’ where Joel makes his mark, pouring his heart and soul into a conceptual record that was two years in the making.
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