New deluxe version of Joy Oladokun's acclaimed album "Proof of Life" out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, October 13, 2023

The new deluxe version of Joy Oladokun’s acclaimed album, Proof of Life, is out today via Amigo Records/Verve Forecast/Republic Records. Stream/purchase HERE.
Alongside the album’s thirteen original tracks, the extended edition also features new songs “Black Car” and “Wild Enough,” as well as alternative versions of album tracks “Sweet Symphony” featuring Chris Stapleton, “Somehow” and “Keeping the Light On” among others. See below for complete track list.

With production by Oladokun, Mike Elizondo, Ian Fitchuk, Dan Wilson and Alysa Vanderhym, Proof of Life captures the human experience with a profound simplicity and features collaborations with Stapleton, Noah Kahan, Manchester Orchestra, Mt. Joy and Maxo Kream. Oladokun has continued to receive widespread notice since the release, speaking with The New York Times and performing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and CMT’s “Campfire Sessions” series. The record was also recently selected as the Nashville Scene’s “Album of the Year,” calling it “cohesive and beautiful.”

In celebration of the music, Oladokun is in the midst of her extensive “Living Proof” headline tour, which includes upcoming stops at Dallas’ Kessler Theater, Austin’s Scoot Inn, Los Angeles’ The Belasco, Seattle’s The Showbox and San Francisco’s The Fillmore among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Proof of Life adds to a series of breakout years for Oladokun, a proud queer Black person and daughter of Nigerian immigrants. Her breakthrough major label debut, in defense of my own happiness, landed on numerous “Best of 2021” lists including at Billboard, Variety, American Songwriter, The Tennessean, Nashville Scene, The Bitter Southerner and NPR Music, who praised, “She has a remarkable ability to distill how forces at work in the world…she can make even social and political protest feel like an intimate, warmly human act.”

Moreover, Oladokun performed at the White House as part of the Respect for Marriage Act signing ceremony and has also performed on “CBS Saturday Morning,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “TODAY,” PBS’ “Austin City Limits and NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series. Oladokun’s music has also been included in Loudmouth, the recent Al Sharpton documentary, CBS’ “CSI: Vegas,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC’s “Station 19,” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and HBO’s “And Just Like That,” while her song, “i see america,” was also recently selected as a finalist for the Recording Academy’s new Special Merit Award, Best Song for Social Change.

Widely respected by her peers, Oladokun has collaborated with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Lucie Silvas and Noah Kahan and has joined Morris, Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Pink Sweat$, Leon Bridges and Manchester Orchestra on the road.


Disc 1
1. Keeping The Light On
2. Changes
3. Taking Things for Granted
4. Somebody Like Me
5. Friends feat. Mt. Joy
6. You At The Table feat. Manchester Orchestra
7. Sweet Symphony feat. Chris Stapleton
8. Trying
9. Pride
10. Revolution feat. Maxo Kream
11. The Hard Way
12. We’re All Gonna Die feat. Noah Kahan
13. Somehow

Disc 2
1. Purple Haze
2. Black Car
3. Somehow Intro (Living Proof Version)
4. Somehow (Living Proof Version)
5. Wild Enough
6. Spotlight
7. Keeping the Light On (Living Proof Version)
8. Sweet Symphony feat. Chris Stapleton (Living Proof Version)

November 4—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater^
November 5—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn^
November 7—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf^
November 9—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up^
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—The Belasco^
November 11—Healdsburg, CA—Little Saint^
November 14—Portland, OR—McMenamins Crystal Ballroom+
November 15—Seattle, WA—The Showbox+
November 16—Eugene, OR—WOW Hall+
November 18—Felton, CA—Felton Music Hall+
November 19—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore+
January 20, 2024—Miami Beach, FL—Miami Beach Bandshell
^with special guest NNAMDÏ
+with special guest Izzy Heltai