This buzz running in her ears, Janice spent 2016 travelling between Stockholm and London, working on an album. An album of hopeful darkness, beams of dusty light taking off with heavy beats and tight production – all with Janice’s distinct, fragile vocal at its core. With lyrics firmly grounded in everyday thoughts and feelings, Janice draws intimate portraits from bedside-conversations and diary entries.
While her heart belongs in soul and r&b, a good song is always a good song. Inspiration can be found everywhere, in relations, memories and amazing art. This love of music and joy of singing inspired further by Prince, Michael Jackson, and most importantly Whitney Houston. “The Voice” wasn’t just an idol musically, but a strong emotional pull for Janice, a role model as a black woman.
Janice’s time with Stockholm’s Tensta Gospel Choir is another key sign post in her career. Not just a place to developed musically and find her voice, but also community where the love of gospel and the group dynamic created a space for personal development.