The teen prodigy set to bloom in 2023.
Words: Martyn Young.
Photos: Patrick Gunning.
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Flowerovlove perfectly encapsulates what it means to be a Gen Z pop star, making music on your own terms with a singular vision steeped in the pop cultural wonderland in which you’ve grown up, warping and blending it into a compelling and idiosyncratic confection. Joyce Cisse is a true generational talent. Incredibly driven, sharp and perceptive, the 17-year-old musician knows exactly who she is, what she wants to do and how she is here to spread the ethos of Flowerovlove.
The south Londoner’s rise has been swift and striking. “It’s only really been a year of consistently releasing music,” she tells us. “I released two songs in 2020, but then I took a break because I was like, I want to be a model. Then I decided I don’t want to be a model anymore because it’s not what I thought it was, and then in 2021, I was like, do you know what? I want to make music.”
There’s a carefree breeziness to Joyce that belies her innate confidence and her grounded nature as she relays…