Following three years with upstart label Kingdome Records, Reach struck out on his own to pursue a solo career. "Joys..." marks the first album in his catalog. The ten-song release tracks different flashpoints along the trajectory of Reach's adult life. The existential album is practically a diary of the real-world experiences Reach has endured. The lows come from a Dear Jane letter on "Out Of Sorts" and the harsh realities of life in America as a person of color ("No Tomorrow"). The highs come from new love possibilities on "Imagine" and an ode to optimism on "Life's B-U-tiful." They say the sum total of your life's experiences write your first album and that couldn't have been more true on Reach's debut.
released September 25, 2004
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