Joy Autumn is a singer-songwriter originally from Olympia, WA. The daughter of scientists, her childhood was spent living on a small farm with four chickens, a horse, and two bunnies.
With her grandmother’s encouragement, Joy first stepped in front of an audience at the age of five, singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop” at a local recital. It wasn’t long before she fell in love with songwriting. “I’d run around in circles in the back yard, singing and making up tunes. Then I’d come inside and improvise piano parts with them and record them on my cassette player.”
After recording and performing on the local music scene in Seattle, Joy spontaneously packed her car and moved to LA. It is there that she began writing "Don’t Cry" because she wanted her sister to have “something sweet to listen to.” What started out as a single melody turned into a body of work that Joy began performing around Los Angeles. Autumn wanted to record an entirely acoustic album, and with the help of producer Joe Trapanese (Daft Punk, M83, Moby) they recorded Autumn’s songs with string quintet, tuba, piano, and a 10 piece brass ensemble.
'Don't Cry' - 2012