I admit it, I completely missed Joya Mooi’s newest album Crystal Growth until she recently dropped the second single Way of Life, all I can say is, she kills it. The live instrumentation with the dope horns, and her unbelievably soulful voice just makes the perfect track. Every time I hear the Way of Life, I get this smile on my face especially seeing the video, you can see that Joya Mooi loves performing, it is like she radiates joy when she sings. The album Crystal Growth could be considered more of a jazz album but I would classify it in that Robert Glasper type hybrid of Jazz, Rnb, and Soul. The first single Beyond Of You, has that slow tempo with more stripped down production with Joya Mooi’s voice prominently showcased. All I can say is don’t sleep on this album.