Born and raised in Las Vegas, Joey Miceli has been writing songs and singing since he was five years old. He released his first single, "I Wanna Do Everything," at the age of 11, collaborating with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, Tom Marolda.
Joey's main goal is to connect to people while guiding them through complex feelings of their own, make people feel understood, and be someone they can look to tell their stories, as they relate to one another.
Providing his listeners with his most intimate body of work to date, Joey Miceli brings forth this vibrant creation of his 9 track album, 'diagnosis season.' Throughout his life he has always wrestled with his weight and the notion of conforming in a society where men are synonymous with virility, vigor, and power, leaving him wondering why femininity is so threatening.
Continually questioning why it was a source of him being bullied as a young boy. In January of 2021, Joey Miceli took a week to himself where he could bask in self-reflection that would prompt him to write about unique things that contribute to his individuality. Joey Miceli birthed the charismatic likes of, 'diagnosis season.'
Emanating a radiant atmosphere that flows in the nostalgic era of the 1980s, Joey Miceli has us whirling in an uplifting soundscape that places the spotlight on his heartfelt timbres that send chills down your spine. Through a medley of slow, and mid to up-tempo creations that swiftly grace your mind as you resonate with his messaging, Joey Miceli portrays relevant content that lingers on your mind as you drown in a pool of your innermost thoughts.
Encouraging his listeners to search the depths of their souls to relate to his thesis, “beautiful again,” and “paramour,” carry a chime of harmonies that have us gravitating towards the striking themes presented before us. Going above and beyond, we feel the music more than we hear it.
As much as we can listen to the words brilliantly flowing in a chime of heavenly grace, there is more substance to the music that Joey Miceli is placing fourth. Delving into themes of being seen, heard, and feeling beautiful, these compositions meet an ethereal universe of exploration as lush guitar strums, reverberated drums, and airy synths, invite you into the warm embrace of the comforting tones that Joey Miceli radiates.
There are a variety of slow ballads that dip into themes of love such as “angel,” “hiding,” “sweetness,” and “if I know you,” that showcase the wide vocal range of Joey Miceli and he dissects the importance of trust, a safe haven, and admiration. Perusing the speakers with bouts of melancholy in the theme of “hiding,” Joey Miceli touches on hiding from fears around him.
The somber keys performed in “sweetness,” allow the minimalism in the arrangement to showcase Joey Miceli’s vocals in the foreground as he elusively performs alluring words that bring forth protection in the wonder of love. Then we have, “if I know you,” taking us through an artistic tour of the canvas that Joey Miceli pours his heart out onto. Finally reaching the point of releasing the inner burning flame that fuels his passion, “angel,” offers us consideration and thankfulness in an R&B styled ballad of genuine sensations threading the weave of profound honesty.
As we continue to make our way through the tracklist, “past life,” enters the realm of magnetic effervescence in the conveyance of Joey Miceli’s message as he talks up the sentimental traits that he loves about the apple of his eye, while the longing in “sanctuary,” focuses on the vocal delivery about a seeking his favorite hiding place, in the person that he adores.
Impeccably taking us through the motions of, “diagnosis season,” we finally reach the last song, “what if we were happy.”
This triumphantly allows us to have the upbeat closure that we all truly need from this authentic sonic journey custom to Joey Miceli. 'diagnosis season,' has taken us through the various hues that Joey Miceli offers in his vastly changing genres that fuse musical components together in a flouring inspiration of individuality. We highly suggest feeling the waves of Joey Miceli in this striking piece put forth with good intention.
Congratulations on the release of “diagnosis season.” We love the variety of tracks that you seamed together for this project. Why did you choose the title that you did for the album?
Thank you guys so much for listening and supporting me. This collection of songs was definitely a mental game of trial and error, but I’m happy we’re here and that I put it out after a lot of overthinking. I’ve never had problems with creating the titles of projects, but this one was definitely a challenge. I was choosing between 3 or 4 ideas but never felt like I had found one that really stuck. It wasn’t until my best friend, Ryan, brought up the idea of “diagnosis season,” which came from a lyric in “if I know you.” At first, I thought it was a bit pretentious and try-hard for my first alternative venture, however, the more I sat with it, the more I realized it really did illustrate the themes that are present in every song. Now, It’s easily my favorite title of anything I’ve written.
Could you please take us into what that week looked like when you sat down and created all of the music that we hear on “diagnosis season?"
I honestly wish I had this super-specific and heartbreaking story that prompted all of that inspiration, but I think what makes these songs so special is their lack of obstruction. I really just wrote about what I feel and think about in any given week; it’s a diagnosis of my cognitive dissonance. It’s a commentary on mental health and a closer look at a young guy learning about himself. I really worked through things on my mind while also acknowledging the hope in my life. It’s incredibly unfiltered and sometimes distressing, but that’s what makes it challenging and singular.
Out of all the songs offered on the album, do you have a specific one that resonates with you more than the others? Why?
I think the ones that resonate with me the most, at least right now, are “beautiful again” and “if I know you.” “beautiful again” was one of the last songs I wrote for the record and it is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written. I wrote it in about twenty minutes because it felt like I had to write it. I don’t know how to explain it, but the words just kept coming to me. Every time I sing it, it feels like the most cathartic experience in the world and I’m just really proud of myself for conveying my feelings so clearly. “if I know you” is so special because it feels like a title track and the heart of the album. That was the song that made me understand that this was a record and not just a series of songs, but it was my job to make sure every song had a rightful place.
What has been your biggest takeaway from releasing this album?
My honesty and humanity are enough. I love pop music, I love the big production, I love to dance and sing, but it was so nice to use my voice in ways I never felt fit me or my image. I genuinely just needed this change of pace because I no longer want to exist in a box. I don’t want to allow others to make me feel like I have to stick to an image or sound they’re used to hearing from me. This was about taking a risk and I just hope the music speaks to people.
Throughout your career, you have accomplished some amazing things! What has been your proudest moment to date?
Well, first off, thank you. This is going to sound so annoying, so sorry in advance, but there are a lot of things that I’m proud of myself for accomplishing in terms of experience and the work I put in. Those things are great and fine, but I am truly most proud of myself when the people I love being able to listen to something I’ve written and look at me and say, “that is the person I know and love.” That is the greatest accomplishment for me. I’ve always been a writer first and I always want to be an artist that people know won’t bullshit them and pretend like life is just always great. And if life has always been great for you and treated you well, honestly good for you, but life really sucks sometimes. Of course, it’s important to see the silver lining, however, I believe it’s more important to acknowledge the pain. Repressing such a thing is so dangerous. This record confronts that notion head-on.