The London-born vocalist Joel Compass, first came to prominence with his debut EP Astronaut in 2013. Released on the Black Butter label, it effortlessly demonstrated his talent as a singer, songwriter, and producer, and acknowledged his hard work.
Drawing from personal experiences and combining them with brooding and atmospheric production, Compass' blend of R&B and modern soul was soon drawing comparisons to the likes of the Weeknd and D'Angelo. His 2014 track, "Back to Me," attracted a large number of YouTube and Soundcloud plays and reached the U.K. Top 40 Chart. The follow-up single, "Forgive Me," fared better and hit number 26 in the charts, confirming Compass as one of the U.K.'s emerging R&B talents. ~ Aneet Nijjar, Rovi