‘Hourglass’ is urban soul, combined with well placed jazz twangs, which refines this contemporary pop song giving it sophistication and swagger.
Joyce’s vocals are incredibly captivating and in combination with her lyrics make ‘Hourglass’ wise beyond its years. There’s a classic element to her vocals, but she manages to avoid falling into the ‘nothing but a big voice’ pitfall and instead neatly shows off her capabilities to confidently align herself within modern pop.
‘Hourglass’ is both delicate and sexy, – making Dua Lipa sound like baby pop – and this is really mature material from such a young artist. It’s my first introduction to Ruby Joyce and I am eagerly keen to hear more.