Timeless, moving, honest…
An unmistakeable, warm, soaring voice, that „brings to mind the stillness of nature, deep and clear mountain streams and the fresh air of the forest“ Cosma Joy thrills with her unique sound, poetic and personal lyrics and atmospheric, jazzy arrangements.
Growing up in an artist home in Munich, the half British singer songwriter Cosma Joy was always surrounded by her mothers art and poetry, her sisters storytelling and her fathers photography.
Since both of her parents are singers, Cosma would spend many evenings of her childhood at jam sessions. As a girl, she would sing and play the cello as well as the piano, showing her remarkable sense of harmony and timing early on.
Later, she found her way to the guitar and began writing her first songs, developing an individual sound somewhere between Folk, Jazz and Pop, paired with deeply intimate and moving lyrics. In her songs, Cosma tells stories of loneliness, growing up and letting go, family, friendship and what it means to be a woman in our society.
„I understand now, what I was doing, when I first started writing. There are some things, that are even difficult to admit to yourself, in an empty room, because they make you feel that vulnerable. Saying those things out loud, sharing them, makes them easier.“
At sixteen, it had been clear to Cosma for a while, that she wanted to pursue a career in music, so she finished school early. „I grew up around women who were loud, ambitious and not afraid to take up space. My sister and I were raised by our single mother, to be women who take their dreams seriously.“
At seventeen, Cosma released her first EP „Baby I’m A Dreamer“, as well as her feminist video project „At Seventeen – A Janis Ian Cover“, which discusses issues around objectification. The same year, Cosma played support for several artists, among them Tom Odell and Tom Walker, and performed at the Puls Festival with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchester.
„Music is my way of dealing with life and the world around me. Less a skill, but rather part of who I am.
I just want to make the most meaningful music I can, whatever that might look like.“